Daniel Prude's death prompts NY attorney general to change policy on police bodycam footage

NEW YORK — State Attorney General Letitia James on Sunday visited Rochester — site of the grim death of Daniel Prude while in police custody — to announce a new policy for releasing law enforcement officers’ body camera footage.The AG’s office will “proactively release footage to the public on our own” instead of following the previous status quo, under which local police departments had power over releasing such video, James said.“Up until now, the release of footage has been up to the discretion of local authorities, but this process has caused confusion, delays and has hampered transparency…

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