In several high-profile cases, citizen video has served to refute police accounts that a suspect had refused commands or done something to warrant deadly force.
Known as the “Law Enforcement Recordings/No Public Record” law, introduced as HB 972, the contentious legislation goes into effect on October 1 this year.
As if holding police accountable for acts of brutality, killings, and other wrongdoing weren’t difficult enough already, one state just made the effort significantly more cumbersome — by banning public accessibility to footage recorded by police. North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed the law, which says all footage — dash camera video, body cam