Faced with a new statute that mandates Nevada Highway Patrol officers begin wearing body cameras, agency officials and the Attorney General’s Office are working on regulations for not only NHP but statewide.
To do so, they have to wade through what Greg Zunino of the Attorney General’s Office said is a long list of issues ranging from when the cameras must be on, when they should be off, who has access to the video records and how long must they be kept.
The cameras were required by this year’s Nevada Legislature. Lawmakers passed Senate Bill 111, which Capt. Natasha Koch, manager of the NHP program, said also included $1.2 million to pay for them.
“They present different challenges than dash-mounted cameras,” Zunino said. “But probably every law enforcement agency in the state will, at some point in the future, consider deploying body-worn cameras.”
He said the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police…
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