New Orleans, Louisiana 2021-01-14 14:00:00 –
A state task force studying police practices on Thursday refused to push to curb the rights of police officers under investigation.
Proposal by state legislature Ted James, D-Baton Rouge, suggests that police officers targeted for investigation access body or dashboard camera footage prior to his or her first meeting, including his or her lawyer. Will be banned.
Despite angry comments at the end of the debate, Wednesday’s Louisiana House overwhelmingly supported plans to study police practices …
James, a member of the Task Force, said changes were needed to prevent executives from “creating” stories based on video reviews.
“There are opportunities for foul play,” James said, adding that concerns are focused only on a few police officers, who critics call bad apples.
But another member of the panel, including state police police officer Lamar Davis, said James’ proposal would violate the rights of those under investigation and hinder hunting to find the truth.
The proposed change failed 6-18.
The panel is considering nearly 20 changes to police practices after months of research.
The Senate will set up a 25-member task force on Thursday to study state-wide police practices …
Last year, a black man, George Floyd, was approved by Congress after a white police officer died in Minneapolis, holding his knees around his knees for nearly eight minutes.
This episode caused protests in Louisiana and elsewhere.
The Task Force also aims to protect police from civil lawsuits as to whether police officers under investigation need to undergo a lie detector test and the possibility of legal changes called limited immunity. Cameras and Dashboards Suspected atrocities set to discuss new rules for cameras.
All recommendations are by Congress by 1 February.
The regular legislative meeting of 2021 will begin on April 12.
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