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California lawmakers act on police cameras, elephant ivory

California lawmakers act on police cameras, elephant ivory

The state Senate on Wednesday approved legislation aimed at getting police agencies throughout California to adopt effective controls when having officers wear body cameras to record interactions with the public. The bill by Assemblyman Freddie Rodriguez (D-Pomona) would have local agencies follow “best practices” in establishing procedures, including the assignment of an officer’s supervisor to download recorded data in cases where there is a shooting or other use of force. “This is a good bill, a first step in the process of achieving uniformity,” said Sen. Ben Hueso (D-San Diego). “It includes recommendations to ensure the security and integrity and...

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