Body camera video: In Minnesota, for police eyes only

By James Shiffer, Star Tribune

A new bill in Minnesota would only allow the public to see specific body camera videos that involve police firing a weapon or causing “substantial bodily harm,” and only after investigations are over. Any other videos would remain private to the police force.

This comes after Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau asked for witnesses help when a 10-year-old boy was hit with pepper spray at a demonstration.

“We need to see any and all video, from all angles in this case,” Harteau had said.

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