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Police Body Camera Bill Awaits Scott’s Signature

Police Body Camera Bill Awaits Scott’s Signature

A measure requiring police or law-enforcement agencies to set policies if they use body cameras is headed to Governor Rick Scott, after receiving unanimous approval from the Senate on Monday.

The House proposal (HB 93) doesn’t require law-enforcement agencies to use body cameras, but those that do would have to set standards for their use.

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Senator Chris Smith, D-Fort Lauderdale, said police body cameras have taken a lot of “speculation” out of law enforcement incidents. “This is the culmination of working with many organizations, from law enforcement to civil rights groups,” Smith said.

Smith and Democratic Representative Shevrin Jones of West Park and Alan Williams of Tallahassee have been working on the legislation for two years. The measure, as initially proposed, would have mandated the use of body cameras by law-enforcement agencies.

The Florida Sheriffs Association, the Florida Police Chiefs Association and the Florida Police Benevolent Association back the measure, which was unanimously approved by the House last week.

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Samuel M. McCall attended Auburn University and has an MBA in Accounting. He currently lives near Tampa, Florida with his wife. They are fans of the Tampa Bay Rays and the Tampa Bay Lightning. And, during football season you'll hear Sam yelling "War Eagle" around the house on Saturdays which sometimes startles the two Rotti's, Ruger and Lyric. Sam's favorite read, "To Kill A Mockingbird." Favorite movie, "Unforgiven." You can follow Sam on Twitter @Dixiehighways

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