TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) – The State of Florida may soon place limits on who is allowed to access video taken by body cameras worn by law enforcement officers.READ MORE: Miami Police Department Sees Record Number of Applications In Hours
A bill was sent by the Florida Legislature to Governor Rick Scott Friday that would keep confidential police videos that are shot in a house, health care facility or any place that a “reasonable person would expect to be private.”
The House voted 112-2 for the bill. It passed the Senate earlier this week.READ MORE: ‘Greyson’s Law’ To Add Protections For Children At Risk Of Parental Harm
Supporters of the measure contend that placing restrictions on who could have access to video recorded by police officers might encourage more agencies to require their officers to use the cameras. They also said it would protect privacy rights of those caught on video.
But civil rights and open government advocates have criticized the legislation.MORE NEWS: Monroe County Commissioner Eddie Martinez Facing Domestic Violence Charge
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