Lawmakers consider making police body camera footage public


Transparency advocates on Tuesday made a case to the Kansas Legislature for disclosing footage from police body cameras in deadly situations.

Appearing before House and Senate committees, they urged lawmakers to loosen up the rules governing the public availability of body camera footage.

The bills come after a Kansas City Star investigation found Kansas has one of the most limiting laws in the country for police body cameras.

“This is not a media versus law enforcement bill,” said Kent Cornish, president and executive director of the Kansas Association . . .


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