Dayton Signs Bill On Police Body Cameras
ST. PAUL (AP) - Gov. Mark Dayton has signed a bill that sets ground rules for police use of body cameras.
The bill was among several signed Tuesday by the governor. It makes most footage private. Only the people who appear in videos can have access to the files - unless it involves an altercation that results in great bodily harm, in which the footage would then be made public.
Dayton signed the bill only after lawmakers removed a provision that would have allowed officers to review footage before writing an incident report.
Open-government advocates criticized the final bill for making so much of body camera footage private.