transparency

Show us the video: No backsliding on police accountability

Once again, Harrisburg legislators are pushing a bill that would damage the relationship between police officers and the communities they serve. On Friday, the ACLU detailed how Senate Bill 560 would prevent access to police body-worn camera footage through our state’s Right-to-Know Law.

This is footage of activity in public where we are entitled to be, taken by law enforcement officers who we pay to protect us, while they're on duty. It defies reason that footage from these cameras, which have been heralded as a major development in police transparency, should suddenly be hidden from the public