Following yesterday’s Senate Judiciary Committee, where body cameras worn by police officers (SB 868) was discussed, Chief Faulkner stated the following:
“Yesterday’s discussion validated that other law enforcement agencies are considering the same issues we are discussing in Franklin: privacy, data storage, officer discretion, retention schedules, public records issues, long-range costs, the difference between evidentiary and non-evidentiary recordings, and much more. I am encouraged that the State Legislature is looking closely at this topic, to make some determinations regarding a state-wide policy to help guide Tennessee law enforcement agencies with a broad range of issues.”
To watch yesterday’s discussion, click here and go to 2:38:46. See Chief Faulkner’s 10/15/2015 letter to Ned Williams, Chief Counsel for the Senate Judiciary Committee here.