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Ohio board developing body cam best practices

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Posted at 8:29 PM, Oct 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-02 20:29:39-04

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A law enforcement relations board created by Gov. John Kasich is developing a standard for the use of police body cameras.

The statewide standard from the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board will involve privacy, operations, public records and other issues.

The board announced the development of the standard Friday after hearing a presentation about body cameras by the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services.

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Cities around Ohio have purchased body cameras for police departments or are considering them but there is no statewide requirement.

Last month the board adopted Ohio's first statewide standards for the use of deadly force by officers.

Some local officials have spoken out warning that Ohio law might not yet be equipped to handle all the consequences of body camera use by law enforcement.

Kasich created the panel last year after a series of fatal police shootings. Cincinnati has seen three fatal officer-involved shootings this year.