SB 628 - Under this act, each law enforcement agency in a city with a population of more than 100,000 must require its officers to wear a body-worn camera at all times while on duty and in uniform. The officers must activate the camera to record, from beginning to end, all contacts with people in the performance of their official duties.
The recordings from the cameras must be retained by the law enforcement agency for at least two years and are open records in the same manner as incident reports are open records.
The officer must inform people that they are being recorded unless doing so would be unsafe, impractical, or impossible.
This act provides that an officer who fails to record a contact must be suspended without pay until the completion of an investigation into why the contact was not recorded.
The Department of Public Safety must provide the funds for the recording equipment.
This act is identical to SB 356 (2015).