Amends GS 132-1.4A, concerning law enforcement agency recordings, by adding and defining the terms citizens' review board and deceased person. Further amends the statute to separate out the allowable release of recordings for judicial purposes and for law enforcement purposes. Adds to the allowable law enforcement purposes the release, for investigative purposes, of a single or limited number of randomly selected still images, depicting a face or other identifying characteristic, extracted from a recording as needed to identify or locate a potential criminal suspect. Adds a new local government category of purposes for which a custodial law enforcement agency may disclose a recording, allowing disclosure: (1) to the municipal manager or county manager, upon request and subject to a confidentiality agreement; (2) to the municipal council or board of county commissioners in closed session, upon the recommendation of the manager, subject to majority vote and with each viewing member having signed a confidentiality agreement; and (3) to a citizens' review board in a closed session with each member having signed a confidentiality agreement.
Makes conforming changes to GS 143-318.11 to allow a public body to have a closed session when it is required to view a recording regulated under GS 132-1.4A (was, a recording released under GS 132-1.4A).
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