Denver police vow to release body-worn camera footage of shooting that injured seven

The Denver Gazette: The imminent release of body-worn footage of a police shooting that injured seven people early Sunday morning will serve as an important step in helping the public understand how the incident unfolded.

Colorado law, however, leaves a significant amount of discretion in the decision to release body camera footage to law enforcement agencies, a situation that often frustrates media organizations and other members of the public. 

Sunday’s incident triggered requests this week for body cam footage from several news outlets. Within minutes of receiving one from The Denver Gazette, the city’s Department of Public Safety denied the request Monday for footage from body-worn cameras, city-operated surveillance cameras and the names of the officers involved , citing the ongoing investigation.

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