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Counties urge curbs on releasing police body camera videos
Counties urge curbs on releasing police body camera videos

As the General Assembly weighs statewide standards on police body cameras, local law enforcement agencies are pushing to keep the public from seeing the resulting videos. Saying that they fear costly "fishing expeditions" for the recordings, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and other local officials have urged state lawmakers to amend Maryland's Public Information Act to limit which ones authorities have to release and to whom. But civil liberties advocates oppose the move, saying the law already gives police sufficient latitude to withhold recordings to protect both their investigations and citizens' privacy. And they warn that keeping videos secret would...

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