Md. Panel to Make Decisions on Body Camera Recommendations

A Maryland commission is set to make decisions on recommendations for a statewide policy on the use of police body cameras.

The panel is scheduled to vote on aspects of the policy on Tuesday.

The 22-member commission is tasked with submitting statewide best practices to state lawmakers by Oct. 1.

The Maryland Police Training Commission is scheduled to put regulations together by Jan. 1.

Lawmakers passed legislation this year to create the commission to form a statewide policy. The recommendations will go through the state's regulatory process, which will include reviews and opportunities for public comment.

The use of police body cameras won't be mandatory in Maryland. The policy would only apply to departments that use them. 

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