Rodriguez Police Body Camera Bill Heads To Governor

For immediate release:

Assembly Bill 69 by Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez was given final approval by the State Assembly today and now heads to the Governor’s Desk. The bill establishes best practices and procedures for the download and storage of body-worn camera footage that law enforcement agencies should consider when establishing a body camera program.

“Body-worn cameras are an effective tool for law enforcement and are increasingly becoming more popular,” said Assemblymember Rodriguez. “It is important for law enforcement agencies to have a set of guidelines to turn to while establishing their body camera programs while still providing each department the flexibility to tailor their program in a way that works for their department. That’s what my bill does.”

Assembly Bill 69 has received strong bipartisan support and passed the State Senate on a unanimous vote of 40-0. The State Assembly gave the bill final approval with a vote of 70-0, sending the bill to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk. The Governor has until October 11th to sign or veto legislation.

Assemblymember Rodriguez represents the 52nd Assembly District which includes the cities of Chino, Montclair, Ontario, Pomona and portions of unincorporated Fontana.