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Police body camera law signed

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Posted at 4:02 PM, Apr 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-13 17:02:21-04
Nebraska now has a law governing the use of police body cameras
 
Governor Pete Ricketts signed a new law Wednesday requiring police agencies to draft their own policies of use one created by the Nebraska Crime Commission. Bill sponsor Omaha Senator Heath Mello says many Nebraska police agencies already use body cameras, but standards for their use vary. The Nebraska American Civil Liberties Union backed the bill, saying the standards are similar to existing video and audio recordings.
 
Nineteen states and the District of Columbia have some sort of body camera law on the books.