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Washington Senate passes bill on police body cameras

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Washington Senate passes bill on police body cameras Washington Senate passes bill on police body cameras

OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Senate passed a bill that limits broad requests for police body-camera videos while keeping key footage available to the public.
    
The chamber passed House Bill 2362 on a 37-9 vote, but since it was amended on the floor it now heads back to the House for concurrence.
    
It sets rules on what body-camera footage is presumed to be private under the Public Records Act; sets up a task force to examine best practices for their use; and encourages police agencies that use the cameras to adopt policies related to their use.
    
Under the bill, certain videos would be presumptively private, such as footage that shows a dead body. Such footage would be withheld unless the requester can demonstrate that the video is of legitimate public concern.

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