Minneapolis Police Body Cameras would Record Most Encounters

The Minneapolis Police Department has released a draft of a new body camera policy that calls for recording most interactions with civilians. 

According to the Star Tribune, the tentative guidelines unveiled Tuesday don’t address when such videos should be released publicly. 

City officials say those recommendations will come later, following input from state lawmakers. 

Body camera advocates say the technology will help bring clarity to controversial encounters, such as police shootings.  Opponents, meanwhile, say the cameras represent an invasion of privacy. 

Last month, the Minneapolis City Council unanimously approved a plan that would put body cameras on all officers this year, starting in May. 

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