Body Cameras Focus of Study By Advisory Board

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A law enforcement relations board created by Gov. John Kasich is undertaking a study of police body cameras.

Kasich created the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board after a series of fatal police shootings, including the November death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland.

Board members were scheduled to hear a presentation about body cameras Friday by the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services.

Cities around Ohio have purchased body cameras for police departments or are considering them but there is no statewide requirement.

State lawmakers would likely have the final say on any mandate for the cameras.

Last month the board adopted Ohio’s first statewide standards for the use of deadly force by officers.