PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — New policy on body and dash camera video in deadly police incidents has been proposed by the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office.
The new policy was created with help from the community, and stresses transparency. Elie Honig is the director of the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice, which is part of the AG’s office.READ MORE: Hyram Hill, Son Of Philadelphia Police Officer, Killed In Targeted Shooting In North Philly, Sources Say
“Today’s policy sort of answers a question that has been out there for a long time,” Honig said, “which is at what point in a police use of force, use of lethal force case, will body cam/dash cam video be available to the public.”READ MORE: Flyers Tie Franchise Record With 12th Straight Loss
The new policy says that video will be available typically within 20 days, unless the prosecutor releases it sooner, or needs more time to complete the investigation.MORE NEWS: Gino's Ristorante & Pizzeria Reopens Amid Hepatitis A Investigation That's Linked To 10 Cases, 3 Deaths
Honig says the policy will not go into effect until it is reviewed and gets approval from the Advisory Committee on Ethics.