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ABC 10: Sherrano Stingley Death: Explaining CA's Law On Releasing Body Camera Video

Source: ABC 10 Sacramento


ABC10 wanted to get some clarity on this discrepancy between the sheriff’s office’s stance and the Stingley family’s assertion, so we went to talk with Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), the author of AB 748.

“It was the first piece of legislation to really define when body camera footage should be released,” said Ting.

Overall, he thinks his bill is improving transparency and accountability within law enforcement, saying an agency should ideally release as much body camera video as possible in a critical incident.

“If there were five officers on the scene and only you only released one camera footage, people would just naturally think, ‘Okay, well, what did the other four cameras show?’” said Ting. ....