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

15 decisions on public records by the Tennessee Legislature in 2016

This year, Tennessee lawmakers punted on public records bills that could have created new access rights to see police body camera video and files of finished investigations into officer-involved shootings. Continue Reading

Bill keeps TBI records about officer-involved shootings confidential unless police agree to release

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article referenced language in the original Senate Bill 2023 and House Bill 2091 that required the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to handle investigations into Continue Reading

TBI, Sevier County sheriff keeps video of police shooting secret, though deputy back on duty

Just one week after a House State Government committee asked for a full study on body camera footage, a reporter in Sevierville continues to struggle to access police camera footage from Continue Reading