ORLANDO, Fla. — Body cameras worn by law enforcement officer are becoming more of a necessity than a novelty.
Orlando’s police department is one of those recently providing body cameras for their officers.
A new Florida law that took effect this month limits the access to body camera video in certain situations.
Both law enforcement and First Amendment experts seem to be in favor of body cameras, but new laws protecting people’s privacy has some questioning how transparent these body cameras will become.
Body camera video from a Daytona Beach officer shows police confronting former NFL player Jermaine Green, who they said was about to stab his girlfriend in 2013.
Releasing the video allowed the Daytona Beach police to show why they felt the shooting of Green was justified. Green survived the shooting and was later sentenced to 12 years in prison.