Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman doesn’t think the City Council needs to pass a policy stipulating when and how body camera footage would become public, she said Wednesday.
By Andrew Keatts.
San Diego Police Chief Shelly Zimmerman is going to keep deciding when police body-worn camera footage becomes public if San Diego Police Chief Shelly Zimmerman has any say over it.
Zimmerman doesn’t think the City Council needs to pass a policy stipulating when and how such footage would become public, she said during a Wednesday presentation on the city’s body camera program to the Council’s Public Safety committee.
Currently, Zimmerman’s police department and Mayor Kevin Faulconer decide on a case-by-case basis when to release footage.
Last month, the city attorney’s office released a memothat said the Council could pass a policy outlining when public disclosure was appropriate. Zimmerman said the current, ad-hoc set-up is best.