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Wisconsin Senate to vote on body cam, crime bills

MADISON, WI (AP) -- The Wisconsin Senate plans to vote on a bipartisan bill that would give the public access to most police body camera video.

The Senate is also slated to vote Wednesday on a package of anti-crime bills backed by Republicans but opposed by Democrats.

Open records advocates, media members and a broad array of law enforcement groups support the compromise bill detailing public access to police body camera footage.

The bill wouldn't require police to use body cameras, but it would declare that any footage that is captured would generally be available for the public to inspect and copy under Wisconsin's open records law.

Associated Press

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