Idaho Springs cop’s arrest could be first test of Colorado’s new body-camera law

FOX31: The arrest of an Idaho Springs police officer could be the first test of Colorado’s new law on releasing body-camera video.

On Tuesday, Gov. Jared Polis signed House Bill-1250, which mandates the release of body-camera video anytime a law enforcement officer may face an accusation of misconduct.

On Wednesday, Idaho Springs police officer Nicholas Hanning was arrested for misdemeanor assault and felony assault of an at-risk person in a May 30 incident.

“Requests have already been made for body cam footage,” said Heidi McCollum, the district attorney for the 5th Judicial District that includes Clear Creek County, where Hanning is charged.

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