Justice for All: Police body cameras spark in-depth discussion during town hall event
Police body cameras was one of the hot topics that sparked an in-depth discussion amongst panelists during a News 12 town hall event.
Suffolk Legislator and retired detective Rob Trotta says it would likely be Suffolk patrol offices who would be wearing body cameras, but details still have to be worked out before a plan is finalized.
Civil rights attorney Fred Brewington says he agrees with the legislator, that there needs to be a clear policy about what happens when the cameras are on and when they're off.
Emily Kaufman, with the group Long Island United to Transform Policing and Community Safety, says her concern with police body cameras is how and when the public is going to be able to access the videos.
Suffolk County is still working on its plan. Nassau has reached a deal with the police union to pay officers an additional $3,000 to wear the cameras.