Colorado Springs police adopt new body-camera policy

The Gazette: The Colorado Springs Police Department plans to release body camera footage of any “significant event” such as an officer-involved shooting or death in custody, within 21 days of the incident.

“This is about us being transparent with our community and was largely started by the Transparency Matters report that was done last year,” said Lt. Pamela Castro, Colorado Springs police spokeswoman.

The department’s new policy standardizing the approach for the release of information regarding “critical incidents” is a specific recommendation of the 200-page Transparency Matters report on the department’s use of force, released in April.

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