Pennsylvania state senators are pushing for a new bill that would amend the state's body camera policy to allow officers to record in private residences and exempt all footage from the state's "Right to Know" act -- making it much harder for the public to request recorded video. If it passes, it would be among America's most restrictive and invasive body camera policies.
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On Friday, the New York Police Department, the largest police department in the US with about 34,000 officers, released its body camera policies. The NYPD held extensive public comments and met with several civil rights groups, but the policies are largely a disaster and undermine the goals of the body camera technology -- accountability and transparency.