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DESERET NEWS: Utah lawmakers set guidelines for police use of body cameras

DESERET NEWS: Utah lawmakers set guidelines for police use of body cameras

"State lawmakers passed a bill Thursday setting guidelines for police use of body-worn cameras.

Sen. Daniel Thatcher, R-West Valley City, called HB300 a "grand compromise" among police, civil liberties groups, media attorneys and legislators. He said the new law, which still needs the governor's signature, doesn't ask police to do anything they're not already doing.

The bill, sponsored by Rep. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, requires police to record incidents from start to finish, with exceptions for consulting with a supervisor and talking to a victim or witness. It includes provisions for keeping footage private, such as children in a home or nudity, but leaves other standards to local agencies."

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