The Minneapolis Police Conduct Oversight Commission is seeking public input on the use of police body cameras in Minneapolis prior to the rollout of the program in 2016. The Commission is hosting three listening sessions in the next two months that will guide research and drafting of a written policy for body camera use.
The first listening session is scheduled for tomorrow Saturday June 27th at 10 a.m. at University of Minnesota Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC), 2001 Plymouth Ave. N – Room 105.
Residents of Minneapolis are encouraged to attend. Topics that will be discussed include whether members of the public support police use of body cameras, when body cameras should be turned on and off, how to protect the privacy of those recorded, and public access to body camera footage.
Two additional listening sessions have been scheduled: Saturday, July 11 (Sabathani Center) at 10 a.m. and Saturday, July 25 (location and time to be determined).
For more information or to share your input about the implementation of body cameras, please contact the Office of Police Conduct Review at firstname.lastname@example.org or (612) 673-5500.