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2015 House Bill 4229: Mandate police body cameras
Introduced by Rep. Rose Mary Robinson D-Detroit on February 24, 2015
To require uniformed law enforcement officers to wear a continuously-activated body camera while on duty, with various exceptions specified in the bill. The bill also prescribes rules for how long recordings must be kept and for erasing them, prohibits agencies from using facial recognition programs with the captured images, and more. Individuals whose image is captured, owners of property seized or damaged in a crime and some others specified in the bill would be entitled to a copy of the recording. It also specifies legal presumptions that would apply when images from a camera are not available. The state would be required to pay for the cameras and associated costs if a local police agency requests it.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Criminal Justice Committee on February 24, 2015