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Are Police Required to Release Bodycam Footage?

Traffic Violation

Who should have access to footage filmed by police body cameras? Are the police allowed to withhold this footage? Recently, Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. (D-Brownsville) asked Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton if police were allowed to withhold certain footage, not only from the public, but from civilian supervisors. The question hinges on whether this footage would interfere with the detection, investigation or prosecution of a crime if viewed. These civilian supervisors could include a city…
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Harris County Police Conduct Potentially Illegal Cavity Search

Two years ago, a 21-year-old college student with no criminal record was pulled over by Harris County Police (Houston). What followed was what some are calling an egregious violation of this woman’s rights. According to her attorney, as well as dashcam footage, Charneisha Corley was pulled over for allegedly running a stop sign. After claiming they smelled marijuana, police subjected Corley to an 11-minute body cavity search. The dashcam footage was released by her attorney…
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