With the goal of providing clarity to law enforcement and the general public, legislation passed the Wyoming Senate last Thursday providing parameters and guidance on the handling of police body camera footage.
Current Wyoming law does not address how police body camera video should be handled. Many local law enforcement officers said they were reluctant to use body cameras, not knowing the rules surrounding usage of the footage.
SF32 will permit individuals who are the subject of a recording to view the footage in response to a complaint against law enforcement or if it involves an incident of deadly force or serious bodily injury.
The recordings would be released to law enforcement or public agencies as required to conduct business or pursuant to a court order. The bill, sponsored by the Senate Judiciary Committee, will now move to the House of Representatives for consideration.