Baltimore Co. officials look to limit access to police body cam footage

Posted at 7:44 AM, Oct 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-10 07:44:06-04

A new push to tighten the rules on public access to police body camera footage.

Two Republican members of the Baltimore County council introduced a resolution to ask the Maryland General Assembly to pass a law restricting access to body camera video to protect people's privacy.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland says state law provides sufficient privacy protections and claims police departments could redact portions of body camera footage.

A council vote is set for October 16.

Last week the county announced the police department had finished training and outfitting around 1,400 officers with body cameras.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.