6 Things to Know About Minneapolis' New Body Camera Policy

July 27, 2017 12:53 PM

On Wednesday, Minneapolis Police Department Acting Chief Medaria Arradondo announced that all officers are expected to have body cameras on for any dispatch call or "self-initiated activity".

New policy detailing required activation for body cameras goes into effect Saturday.

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Here is a look at what you need to know about the new policy:

1. Officers must have body cameras on when responding to any call, even in the squad car.  

2. Any contact involving even an allegation of a crime.

3. Officers must have body cameras turned on during any situation that becomes adversarial.

4. If the camera is recording in a non-mandatory situation, the officer is encouraged to tell the public they are being recorded.

5. Cameras must be used by officers during off duty work while in Minneapolis Police Department uniform.

6. Shall not be activated for the purpose of surveillance or identification of individuals engaged in constitutionally protected activities in a lawful manner.  Unless activation is required, officers do not need to start the BWC for community meetings. 

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