Title: Establishes the "New York State Police Body-Worn Cameras Program"
Vote to pass a bill that establishes the "New York state police body-worn camera program."
Requires state police divisions to provide their officers body-worn cameras with sufficient storage capacity to record instances specified by this bill (Sec.1).
Requires police officers to wear the body-worn cameras while on patrol to record events including, but not limited to (Sec.1):
All times in which an officer exits a patrol vehicle to interact with any person or situation;
All interactions with people suspected of criminal activity;
All interactions with an emotionally disturbed person;
All calls to crimes in progress;
All uses of force;
All searches of persons or property; and
All instances in which officers feel any imminent danger or the need to document their time on duty.
Authorizes the attorney general to investigate any instances where body cameras fail to record any of these events (Sec.1).
Specifies that body cameras may not record sensitive encounters, including but not limited to, speaking with a confidential informant or conducting a strip search (Sec. 1).
Requires state police divisions to preserve video and audio recordings generated by body-worn cameras (Sec.1).