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File #: PH 16-15    Version: 1
Type: Public Hearing-Misc. Status: Archived
In control: City Council
Final action: 11/16/2016
Title: Inviting the public to comment on the Saint Paul Police Department’s draft body worn camera policy for its pilot program. (Public hearing continued from November 2)
Sponsors: Russ Stark
Attachments: 1. BWC 10252016.pdf, 2. Mgeni Email.pdf, 3. NAACP SPPD BWC Draft Policy Response, 4. 110216ACLU Statement on St Paul Body Camera Pilot Policy.pdf, 5. 110216 Civil Rights News Release on Body Worn Cameras.pdf, 6. MNCOGI written comments St Paul BWC proposal.pdf, 7. Communities Against Police Brutality, 8. NAACP Letter 11-2-16

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Inviting the public to comment on the Saint Paul Police Department’s draft body worn camera policy for its pilot program. (Public hearing continued from November 2)

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WHEREAS, the Saint Paul Police Department is committed to increasing transparency and accountability and adopting best practices in the rapidly evolving field of law enforcement, including recommendations proposed in the Final Report of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing; and

WHEREAS, to implement body worn camera technology in a way that best serves the City, the Saint Paul Police Department is developing a pilot program to test the technology, department use, and proposed policies and procedures; and

WHEREAS the pilot program was an integral part of the City’s Request for Proposals issued in June 2016 to solicit vendor proposals for body worn camera systems for Saint Paul; and

WHEREAS, as described in the City’s Request for Proposals, the two highest evaluated body worn camera vendors have been invited to participate in a pilot program to test the products, and the Police Department’s capabilities, procedures, and policies; and

WHEREAS, the pilot program will test two different body worn camera systems in the Western District, for a test period of 30 days for each system, to determine how well the systems function in various conditions and circumstances, and evaluate associated requirements for equipment, information storage and management, information security, training, ease of use, responsiveness, and Police Department policies and procedures; and 

WHEREAS, as directed in Minnesota Statutes section 626.8473, the Police Department is asking the public to comment on its draft policy for the pilot program at a regularly scheduled City Council meeting; now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the City Council hereby invites the public to comment on the Saint Paul Police Department’s draft body worn camera policy for its pilot project.

 

 

 

 

 

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