House amendment #1 makes the following change to the 2nd edition:
Amends GS 132-1.4A to delete the definition ofcitizen review board, and the provision authorizing release of a recording to a city or town council or citizen review board.
Bill Summaries: H797 CHANGES TO CURRENT BWC LAW.
Summary date: Apr 27 2017 - View Summary
Summary date: Apr 26 2017 - View Summary
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition:
Amends GS 132-1.4A. Makes an organizational change to proposed amendments to definitions, and defines citizen review board. Authorizes a law enforcement agency to release a recording for any of five listed purposes, replacing the current three permissive purposes. The new purposes include disclosure, in a closed session, to the city or town council or a citizen review board upon recommendation of the city or town manager and majority vote of the town council, subject to the execution of a confidentiality statement by the council, board, or commission members.
Summary date: Apr 12 2017 - View Summary
Amends GS 132-1.4A (Law enforcement agency recordings). Definesdeceased personto refer to persons whose voice or image is captured in a recording who died during or subsequent to the event captured in the recording. Allows a person seeking disclosure of a recording to apply to the superior court for a review of the disclosure denial, if a law enforcement agency has failed to provide disclosure more than five (was, three) business days after the request was made. Amends the provision authorizing the disclosure or release of a recording within the custodial law enforcement agency for administrative, training, or law enforcement purposes to clarify that these purposes encompass disclosure to the city manager, city council, and any other city commission designated to review police matters or complaints against the police offices, so long as these parties have executed a confidential statement agreeing to maintain the confidentiality of the recording. Authorizes disclosure to any person of a limited number of still images, not to exceed 10 images, extracted from a recording for the purpose of identifying a potential criminal suspect, provided that the images depict only the face and/or identifying characteristics of the suspect.
Makes a conforming change to GS 143-318.11 (regarding closed sessions of public bodies).