Are all victims, witnesses, and children part of public video?

No. The Minnesota Government Data Practices Act limits disclosure of information about certain individuals:

  • Victims and alleged victims of criminal sexual conduct and sex trafficking
  • Victims of child abuse or neglect
  • Vulnerable adults who are victims of maltreatment
  • Undercover officers
  • Informants
  • When the video is clearly offensive to common sensitivities
  • Victims of and witnesses to crimes, if the victim or witness has requested not to be identified publicly
  • Individuals who called 911, and services subscribers whose lines were used to place a call to the 911 system
  • Mandated reporters
  • Juvenile witnesses, if the nature of the event or activity justifies protecting the identity of the witness
  • Juveniles who are or may be delinquent or engaged in criminal acts.Individuals who make complaints about violations with respect to the use of real property. (Code violations, real-estate ethics violations, tax law violations, etc…)
  • Officers and employees who are the subject of a complaint related to the events captured on video

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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?