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VIDEO CAMERAS IN PEACE OFFICER VEHICLES. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Requires the mounting of a video camera in the front windshield of every authorized emergency vehicle, as defined by the measure, used by peace officers. Requires each camera to be in operation during contacts between peace officers and citizens. Specifies videotapes of such contacts be retained by the law enforcement agency for one year or until any and all proceedings are final. Any person who turns off, damages, removes, tampers or impairs a video camera or videotape is guilty of a felony. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: This measure would result in one-time costs of tens of millions of dollars and annual ongoing costs in the millions of dollars to state and local governments for the purchase and installation of video recording equipment and the storage of videotapes. It may also result in potential, unknown savings to state and local governments due to the potential for reduction in both the time spent investigating citizen complaints against peace officers and the time peace officers are required to testify in court. Number of Words: 90.
Eddie J. Gage, Jr. Topline Investigations, Inc., 1501 East Chapman Ave, Suite 202, Fullerton, Ca 92631
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Video Cameras In Peace Officer Vehicles. California Initiative 579 (1992).