Lawmakers Reach Agreement on Access to Police Videos
Legislators vote Thursday on new rules governing your access to police dashboard and body-cam video.
The bill grants you access to police video if you're in it. If you're not, it's still a public record -- if police want to withhold it, they have to persuade a judge the release would interfere with an investigation or otherwise violate guidelines.
Legislators removed a provision which would have automatically required release of videos of police using force.
Hartford City Representative Kevin Mahan, a former sheriff, says he's been told eight Indiana police agencies are waiting for the state to adopt rules before buying cameras for their officers.