Police body camera bill proposed by SC lawmakers
South Carolina lawmakers are discussing a proposed bill regarding police body cams.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO)— South Carolina lawmakers are discussing a proposed bill regarding police body cams.
The bill does not allow destroying or deleting data from the body camera footage with the intent to alter or influence the outcome a criminal action, a criminal investigation among others.
A 2015 law requires state and local officers to wear body cameras, but the public doesn’t not have access to the footage.
The proposed bill would allow a jury to infer negligence when an officer fails to turn on their camera.