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.
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.