Iowa Newsrooms Unite To Produce Investigative Series


Video can change the course of history.

Americans witnessed that fact with the George Floyd trial and the murder conviction of a police officer in Minneapolis.

Now we’re seeing the use of body cameras by police as ripe for closer examination, especially whether the public has adequate access to the videos.

The Iowa Newspaper Association and its member newsrooms are doing just that.

The Association helped launch a statewide project to examine police video rules, regulations and related policies. The result is an investigative series that already is sparking debate about the public’s right to know, privacy, and transparency in policing.

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