This bill would create a task force to review and make recommendations regarding police body cameras. In 2015, the ACLU-CT successfully pushed for the state to designate $10 million for municipal police departments and $2 million for state police to purchase body cameras. While state police have purchased body cameras, few municipalities have taken advantage of the opportunity to provide their police departments with body cameras free of charge. Proposed Bill 242 would provide our state with the information it needs to implement a body camera program that upholds public safety, police-community relations, and privacy alike.

Status

Lost: bill did not pass

Session

2017

Bill number

242

Position

Support

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