Criminal Justice Commission creates list of police body camera use

cjc0120150116_met_cams_055Law enforcement agencies in Palm Beach County will have a 1-stop source for what their counterparts in the county are doing about police body cameras, courtesy of the county’s Criminal Justice Commission.

The commission has assembled a list of each agency and whether and how it employs body camera technology.

It also was in consensus to create a committee to study the issue and its local aspects.

Commission Executive Director Kristina Henson distributed her “matrix” at the panel’s regular meeting Monday morning and said that as she reaches out to more agencies she plans to expand the list and also show details.

Among the items the commission hopes to gather: If a department employs cameras, what does it pay for the camera and how much for data storage? And how many staff did the agency have to add to manage the records and do redactions when they get public records requests for a video clip?

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