State may pause body camera talks

Published 9:55 am Thursday, March 12, 2015

ST. PAUL — Despite body cameras’ growing use by police and concerns about how to handle sensitive footage, a top House lawmaker said Wednesday he plans to hold off on passing any restrictions this year.

Rep. Tony Cornish, chairman of the House’s public safety committee, told The Associated Press he may instead push for a study and perhaps tackle the issue again in 2016.

“With so many issues to decide … I’m not really inclined to attack an issue like this within such a short time,” the Vernon Center Republican said.

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