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Metro Sets Rules For Body Camera Footage

Metro is setting rules and fees for releasing officer body camera video to the media and public.

A policy announced allows for viewing recorded video in a closed room with police supervision.

Clips or copies of footage can be provided later to people paying an up-front fee.

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Police say processing will be billed at $48 per hour.

Applications to view video will have to be made in writing, and will be handled in three groups — the media, the general public and involved citizens who dealt directly with the officer.

Nearly 200 Las Vegas police officers have been wearing cameras since last fall as part of a year-long study funded by the National Institute of Justice.

Officials say they're trying to balance transparency and privacy rights.