Advisory Committee on Open Government aims for body camera study, public hearings

The Advisory Committee on Open Government (ACOG) took the first steps toward a police body camera study last week, discussing ideas for public hearings around the state and how it Continue Reading

Poll: Tennesseans universally support access to police body camera footage in cases of death and injury

NASHVILLE — About 9 in 10 Tennesseans (89%) support public access to police body camera video when it records use of force that results in a citizen’s serious injury or death, Continue Reading

Watch the video, read excerpts, from House Committee meeting on body cam video

Discussion by members of the House State Government Committee about body cam video legislation that would close access to records mostly centered on how best to avoid advancing the bill Continue Reading

New Tennessee law could make requesting public records less confusing

From Associated Press: The state Legislature has passed a bill that will require nearly every government office across Tennessee to tell citizens how they can get public records. The measure Continue Reading

Model public records policy to be developed under proposed bill

State Rep. Bill Dunn, R-Knoxville, presented an addition to state law Wednesday that would require each government entity in Tennessee to adopt a written public records policy and designate a Continue Reading