State to take public testimony on police body-worn camerasFollowing the initial gathering of public input, the Attorney General and the Director of the Department of Public Safety will promulgate draft rules establishing the policy, at which point the public process will continue and include additional opportunities for public input.
Published on October 6, 2021
By Uprise RI
From a press release:
The Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office and the Department of Public Safety will hold a virtual meeting on Tuesday, October 12 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. to gather public input on the recently enacted Statewide Body-Worn Camera Program.
How to Join the Meeting:
Members of the public can join the Zoom meeting using the following:
Individuals who wish to provide public comment at the meeting can sign up here:
Public comments will be heard in the order of when individuals sign up. Comments will be limited to five minutes each.
See previous coverage here:
- State leaders all-in on police body-worn cameras
- You can submit your written comments on police body-worn cameras now…
- ACLU: Stronger action needed to address persistent failure of Providence Police to activate body cameras
In June 2021, Rhode Island enacted a statewide program that aims to equip every frontline police officer and supervisor with body-worn cameras. As part of the program, the Rhode Island Attorney General and Director of the Department of Public Safety, in consultation with the Rhode Island Police Chiefs’ Association, are tasked with promulgating rules and regulations to create a statewide policy for the use and operation of body-worn cameras that participating departments will be required to adopt.
There is no one who is not in law enforcement in a decision making capacity regarding the use of police body -worn cameras. The public is participating in an advisory capacity only.
Following the initial gathering of public input, the Attorney General and the Director of the Department of Public Safety will promulgate draft rules establishing the policy, at which point the public process will continue and include additional opportunities for public input.
From a press release.
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