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Columbus And Police Union Agree On Body Camera Rules

Columbus police and the local Fraternal Order of Police chapter have reached an agreement on rules for use of body cameras, which is slated to begin at the end of the year. The deal allows officers to review footage before they file reports or make statements, something critics have said should not be allowed. The American Civil Liberties Union says cameras don't always capture every detail and officers can omit information that isn't recorded. The city has been pushing for body cameras in the wake of recent police-involved shootings. The deal allows the city to use footage to punish officers and allows for discipline of officers who do not turn on their cameras at the right time.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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