Body-worn camera policy for Blaine officers

Residents can view the draft policy for the Blaine Police Department’s new body-worn cameras on the city’s website. Courtesy of Blaine Police Department

By this fall, the Blaine Police Department will join the ranks of law enforcement agencies whose officers will have cameras attached to their uniforms.

Former Blaine Police Chief Chris Olson, who retired June 30, said he approached the Blaine City Council to discuss body-worn cameras during a budget discussion in August 2016. He said this issue has been on his radar in recent years, but he was waiting for the Minnesota Legislature to define whether video recorded by body cameras would be public or not.

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