We support HB669 & SB2490. Body-worn cameras are a win-win, helping to protect the public against police misconduct, and at the same time guarding against false accusations of abuse. These bills contain clear guidelines to govern the use of body cameras that will both ensure consistent use of the devices and protect the privacy of citizens. Without these state-wide regulations, body-worn cameras fail to promote accountability and risk widening the gulf of mistrust between communities and law enforcement.
ACLU OF MS ISSUES STATEMENT ON PASSING OF SB 2536