Fl House Bill Would Require Police Body Cameras






State Rep. Shevrin Jones, D-West Park, has filed a bill which would require all Florida police to wear body cameras while on patrol.


Shevrin JonesState Rep. Shevrin Jones



Jones’  proposal (HB 57) states:

“Every uniformed law enforcement officer in this state who is primarily assigned to patrol duties shall be equipped with a body camera while performing such duties. The camera shall be used by the officer to record activities that take place during motor vehicle stops or other law enforcement actions taken during the course of his or her official duties.”

A body camera is defined as:

 “a device that is worn by a law enforcement officer that electronically records audio and video of his or her activities.”


The bill, which will be considered during the 2015 legislative session, was filed amid nationwide debate over the use of force by police officers in the wake of fatal incidents in Ferguson Missouri and Staten Island, New York.




10 Responses to “Fl House Bill Would Require Police Body Cameras”

  1. Who cares says:

    Great work, Shev! Now you need to figure out who’s going to pay for it. Great idea, but the money, my friend – that’s going to be your battle. Good work again, Shev!

  2. Kevin Cerino says:

    This is certainly and interesting idea. But does the bill provide funding for this? If not, this is a huge unfunded mandate for cities.

  3. Ha Ha Ha says:

    This is an important reform that Florida should enact immediately. But because we now have a Republican House, a Republican Senate, and a scumbag Republican Governor who should be in prison and not the Governor’s Mansion, this bill has little or no chance of ever making it through the FloriDUH legislative process.

  4. Lamberti is a Criminal says:

    This is the most stupid thing I have ever heard. So, when the cops come into your house, they record it, now everything you own is PUBLIC RECORD. Really stupid idea.

  5. Ha Ha Ha says:


    While police videos are generally considered public records, in practice, they’re often difficult to obtain. Most cities refuse to turn over footage that is part of an investigation, and some are now instituting restrictions based on privacy concerns.

    For example, Oakland will no longer turn over videos of traffic stops in which the officer’s camera captures an image of a driver’s license or insurance card. Department officials say they’d like to release the video with the private data blacked out, but they say they don’t have the necessary video editing gear.

  6. interesting says:

    Maybe we should. have. Body camaras for politicians. that be interesting

  7. Lamberti is a Criminal says:

    Body cams for politicians is the BEST IDEA I have ever heard. Bravo, bravo, bravo. Let’s see how quickly this disappears.

  8. Lamberti is a Criminal says:

    I would vote for, support, lobby for, encourage, and fund body cams for politicians. Hypocrites. No more dirty deals when filmed. Maybe we could get honest politicians in Broward if they had to wear body cams. Just imagine the possibilities. I love it.

  9. Funny says:

    Body cameras would put defense lawyers out of business.

  10. tell the truth says:

    you are right and that is why the fort ldle electeds will never allow them on flpd personnel

    but if Tallahassee makes it law, the ‘home rule’ card won’t work