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Proposed bill would open access to police body camera video

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas Senate committee is considering a bill to improve access to audio and video recordings from police body and vehicle cameras.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports the bill would require law enforcement to produce within 24 hours recordings to the person on the videos, close family members and attorneys.

Currently, state law requires that police provide the recordings to the subject, their parents if the person is a minor, that person's attorney, or the person's heir, if the subject died.

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday heard testimony from relatives of Dominique White, who was fatally shot by Topeka police in September. The family tried for 11 weeks to see police video, before law enforcement allowed only White's father to see it.

Several law enforcement organizations spoke against the bill.

Information from: Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World, http://www.ljworld.com

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