An Ohio House panel passed a bill Tuesday that would change which dashboard camera and police body camera videos are public and when police can withhold them from release.
“This bill protects privacy rights, while also providing transparency and accountability for those involved. As new technology is utilized, we must continue to protect our citizens and my bill takes measures to ensure that privacy rights are prioritized,” state Rep. Niraj Antani, R-Miamisburg, said in a release Tuesday.
House Bill 425 passed the Government Accountability and Oversight Committee.
Body camera video is generally a public record, according to the bill, except if it’s taken in a private home or business, involves the victim of a sex crime or is part of a confidential ongoing investigation.