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Safety director: Body cameras are 'new frontier'

Posted at 1:48 PM, Sep 29, 2015

On Tuesday, state lawmakers debated police body cameras -- one of the most controversial topics across the country.

Follow along with a committee meeting on body cameras with RTV6's Katie Heinz.

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Good Morning Indiana's Marc Mullins discussed the issue with Indianapolis Public Safety Director David Wantz Tuesday morning.

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

  • Wantz says the police department is in favor of body cameras. "It’s an important thing for the lawmakers to tell us what the expectation of the community is with what we collect and what we store and what we release," he said.
  • Police body cameras are still new technology and new ideas, so it’s important to set the correct policies with the cameras.
  • The biggest financial problem is storage of the video. As more and more footage would be recorded, the city would have to come up with more storage options.

 

For the full interview with Wantz, click the video player above. 

Also read: 

Body camera questions: State lawmakers to discuss policies for access to police video

Indianapolis police body cams: Community leaders call for broad body cam program

New push for Indy officers to wear body cams

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