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State suggests when body cam video can be private

ST. PAUL -- A Minnesota official last month ruled that he has no authority to allow police body camera videos to be private, but this month his department released guidance showing some of it can, indeed, be kept from the public.

A division of the state Administration Department gave examples of video that can, or must, be private, including scenes that would reveal identities of sex crime victims, domestic abuse victims, undercover police and informants. Some witnesses also cannot be identified, the Information Policy Analysis Division advised.


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