RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Video footage of police shootings needs to be released to a sufferer’s family after an investigation closes except explicit exemptions apply, Virginia Attorney Overall Designate Herring said in an thought issued Friday.
Del. Sam Rasoul, D-Roanoke, requested the concept last year in a letter that invoked Kionte Spencer’s case. Spencer’s brother has been proven a compilation of video from that night but has been looking out out out the fat, unedited footage, per the newspaper.
In his concept, Herring wrote that below a new transparency invoice lawmakers passed earlier this year, police recordings are public records and desires to be released as soon as an investigation concludes except the footage will probably be withheld below one in every of the exemptions allowed. And even where an exception applies, then start is discretionary, Herring wrote.