I-Team: Henderson Police explains policy on releasing body camera video

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Days after the Henderson Police Department publicly released body camera footage for the first time, the I-Team has learned more about the department’s policy on releasing those types of videos moving forward.

Unlike Metro Police, who have led the way in southern Nevada by holding news conferences when it releases body camera footage, Henderson Police say they do not plan on holding a briefing for its first officer-involved shooting of the year. The department did, however, release video less than a week after the shooting happened.

For members of the general public, requesting body camera video,  requires a lengthy process.

Henderson Police Lieutenant Kirk Moore of the Community Relations Bureau sent the following statement:

“It is recommended but not required to view video in-house before you request a copy. The city may not be able to accommodate requests within five days, but will at least respond.”

An appointment will have to be made where one or two employees will be present in a controlled setting, but recording the footage is not allowed. Viewing time may also be limited. Then, again, the person can request a copy; fees may apply.

Henderson Police says it plans on handling they release of any future video on a case by case basis.
    

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