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New Kansas Law Makes Police Bodycam Footage More Accessible

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  A new Kansas law will make law enforcement body camera footage more accessible.        
    Law enforcement agencies will be required to make body camera footage available to the families of suspects fatally shot by officers within 20 days of a request.
    The law, signed by Governor Jeff Colyer on Thursday, is a response to inconsistent access across the state.
    Colyer described the new law as a good step toward making Kansas more open.
    The law also contains a provision requiring the state to release basic information about child abuse deaths.
    It would require the state to disclose whether it had reports that a dead child was being abused.
    The law takes effect July first.
 

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