Bill Summary for H 797 (2017-2018)
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AN ACT TO AMEND THE BODY-WORN CAMERA LEGISLATION TO CLARIFY THE DEFINITION OF A DECEASED PERSON AND TO PROVIDE FOR DISCLOSURE TO CITIZEN REVIEW BOARDS.Intro. by Faircloth.
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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).