The American Civil Liberties Union and a group of civil rights organizations are opposing a police body camera bill in the Florida Legislature, saying it too often shields the videos from public view.
The groups said in a news release that they favor the idea of police body cameras. However, they said Florida Senate bill 248 would too often exempt the videos from public records requests.
They supported the bill until amendments were added to keep videos private if they were taken in a home, school or health care facility, or if they include footage of a minor. It also exempts videos obtained at emergency scenes or anywhere that individuals have an expectation of privacy.