Sen. Nasheed and Lezley McSpadden Press Availability Time Changed to 1:30 p.m., Today

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Jefferson City — Due to Senate floor debate continuing into early this morning, the press availability featuring Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, and Lezley McSpadden has been moved to 1:30 p.m., today.

The Senate Transportation, Infrastructure , and Public Safety Committee was moved from 8:15 a.m., to 11:30 a.m.

Press Availability on Body Cameras


Who: Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, Lezley McSpadden, mother of Michael Brown

What: Discuss need for police body-worn cameras in Missouri

When: Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 1:30 p.m.

Where: Senate 4th Floor Mezzanine, State Capitol Building, Jefferson City, Missouri

State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, will be joined by Lezley McSpadden, mother of Michael Brown, to testify in support of Senate Bill 628, which would require law enforcement agencies in certain cities to require their officers to wear a camera while on duty and record all contacts with citizens.

More than 50 of Ms. McSpadden’s supporters will join her and Sen. Nasheed to lobby fellow legislators on behalf of the bill.

Senate Bill 628 will be heard at 11:30 a.m., today, by the Senate Transportation, Infrastructure, and Public Safety Committee in Senate Committee Room 1, in the Missouri Capitol.  This legislation would require law enforcement officers in cities with populations of more than 100,000 people to wear a body-worn camera at all times while on duty and in uniform. The bill would make it mandatory for officers to activate the camera to record, from beginning to end, all contacts with people in the performance of their official duties.

For more information please call Sen. Nasheed’s office at (573) 751-4415 or visit her website at