Several days ago, the Wyoming Senate passed SF32, a bill that seeks to clarify the handling of police body camera footage as it relates to law enforcement and the general public.
Lt. Tom Ringley of the Sheridan Police told Big Horn Mountain Radio that the primary concern with the handling of camera videos is privacy of potential victims…
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Existing Wyoming law does not address how police body camera video should be handled, so there is some reluctance on the part of peace officers to employ body cameras while on duty.
Currently, the Sheridan Police Department does not employ body cameras in the field, but Ringley indicated that his department has plans to purchase such devices in the future.
The legislation has the support of the Wyoming Association of Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police, the Wyoming Press Association and the American Civil Liberties Union.
The bill, sponsored by the Senate Judiciary Committee, is now being considered by the House of Representatives.