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Lawmakers Reach Agreement on Access to Police Videos

Vote Thursday would place burden on police to show judge why video should be withheld

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.

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