Mahan comments on the passing of body cam bill

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Wednesday, February 24, 2016 11:31 am

Mahan comments on the passing of body cam bill

 Note to the Press: Please include the following statement from State Rep. Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City) in your coverage of today’s passage of House Bill 1019. A recorded version of this statement is attached.

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 24, 2016) — “I am pleased to see House Bill 1019 advance out of committee and to the full Senate. Despite some misperceptions, this bill would allow those depicted in the video or their family to view footage recorded by body cameras and other recording devices,” Mahan said. “Through the efforts of numerous stakeholders, I am confident that this legislation adequately addresses transparency for the public while protecting the privacy rights of those involved in law enforcement recordings.”

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Rep. Mahan represents portions of Blackford, Delaware, Grant and Wells counties.