“What we tried to do is provide accountability for those on both sides of the camera,” he said. He noted that the bill went through 15 drafts and the final version is now supported by prosecutors, police, civil rights groups and others.
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Currently, each political subdivision has its own rules on what footage is or isn’t a public record, Antani said. “Under current law, it’s the wild west.”
People seeking withheld footage could sue in the courts to get it released.
State Rep. Alicia Reece, D-Cincinnati, noted that “street reporters” are capturing interactions with police as it happens through FaceBook Live and other new apps. She urged Ohio officials to move toward achieving true police accountability.
State Rep. Dan Ramos, D-Lorain, said