Who can view the BWC video?

Peace officers that have a legitimate, law enforcement-related reason can view the video. If there is a legitimate, specified law enforcement need, CPD can share BWC video data with another law enforcement agency.

Generally, most BWC video data is “nonpublic” data. The video data is presumptively private and can only be accessible to a person that is on the video.

If the video is part of an active criminal investigation, the data is all confidential, even to the person on the video.

If the video contains several people, permission needs to be granted by all involved people before the data is released. If an involved person does not consent to the release, they can be “redacted” from the video by having their face blurred and their voice distorted.

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1. How much does this program cost to the City of Chaska?
2. Who can view the BWC video?
3. Who is considered a data subject?
4. What is redaction?
5. When is BWC video data public?
6. Does the police department have discretion to make some video public?
7. Are all victims, witnesses, and children part of public video?
8. What if the video is public but it is very graphic? Does the video still get released?
9. What types of situations will CPD Officers record?
10. Will someone having a medical emergency get recorded?
11. Do officers need to notify people that they are being recorded?
12. Can I ask an officer to turn off their body camera?
13. Is the data safe?
14. How long will CPD keep the data?
15. What if an officer fails to activate their body camera?
16. Will officers be allowed to review video prior to writing a police report?
17. Will officers be allowed to view video prior to providing a statement relating to a critical incident?
18. Can the body cameras “pre-record” events?
19. Will School Resource Officers wear body cameras in the schools?
20. How many body cameras does CPD have?
21. Does every CPD Officer get their own body camera?
22. Will CPD Detectives wear body cameras?
23. Where can I find CPD’s body camera policy?
24. What brand of body camera is CPD testing?
25. What happens to the data at the end of the Axon trial period?
26. What are the camera’s capabilities?