Wyoming Lawmakers Revise Bill Governing Release of Police Videos
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers have revised a bill that governs public release of video from police body and car cameras.
The House Judiciary Committee changed the bill to allow law-enforcement to decide whether to release video of incidents involving lethal force by or against officers.
An earlier version of the bill required a judge's order for any video to be released.
The committee approved the revised bill Tuesday and sent it to the full House. A version has passed the Senate.
The new version doesn't require police to release video of lethal-force incidents. If they decline to release it, a requester could then ask a judge to intervene.
The change was worked out among law enforcement, media and civil liberties groups.