An important note about the legal process for citizen inquiries:
"A state law passed in 2016 says only a judge can release videos during ongoing investigations. In cases involving possible criminal charges, either against a citizen or an officer, a judge must decide if the public will see the videos before court proceedings end."
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LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) - When the Kansas City Police Department recently announced that about 900 officers had begun wearing body cameras, it was trumpeted as a move toward greater transparency and accountability, particularly in controversial arrests or shootings.