Despite the Mayor’s vow to veto the bill, the Baltimore City Council has passed a bill that will make city officers wear body cameras. According to the Baltimore Sun, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said she would veto the bill if it passed. The vote was 13-1 and the bill was passed Monday night. The officers are required to wear audio and video recording devices.
The Mayor says the legislation doesn’t address a number of thing such as, “privacy concerns, how data collected by the cameras would be stored or the estimated cost of maintenance.” However, there is a group formed that will consider the scope, privacy, data storage and cost involved in a body-camera program, and the group will report its finding back to the mayor early next year.
The is 100 percent supportive of the police body cameras however she want things to be done right.