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New Mexico lawmakers may seek privacy rules for police video


February 9, 2018

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico lawmakers may set up a community task force as they consider restricting public access to body camera recordings of police interactions with people with mental illnesses.

A Republican Senator and House Democrat proposed that the state attorney general convene a group to recommend legislation that would "protect the mental and physical health information of individuals" from disclosure in police recordings. An initial committee hearing had not yet been scheduled as of Thursday.

Advocates for the mentally ill have voiced concern that the proliferation of vid...

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