Police Body Cameras: Debating Regulations for N.H.'s Law Enforcement Agencies
With more attention to problems in police-community relations around the country, one change that nearly everyone agrees on in the Granite State is the need for more body cameras. We'll discuss a bill that proposes rules for New Hampshire law enforcement that may opt to use the technology, addressing questions of privacy, effectiveness, storage, protocol, and cost.
- Devon Chaffee, executive director for the American Civil Liberties Union of New Hampshire, which filed an amicus brief in support of the disclosure of police videos depicting the events surrounding the fatal police shooting of Hagen Esty-Lennon in the town of Bath.
- Renny Cushing, Democratic Representative from Hampton and co-sponsor of a bill that would regulate a law enforcement agency’s use of body-worn cameras. He is also a vice chair of the National Conference of State Legislatures' Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee.
- Chief Glen Drolet, Northwood Police Chief and First Vice President of the New Hampshire Chiefs of Police.
- David Hilts, attorney for the New Hampshire Department of Safety.
- The bill language was being amended to a separate bill, in order to avoid association with the original prime sponsor, Kyle Tasker.
- An Exchange show about policy body cameras from 2015