In the wake of several police incidents that hampered public trust over the past few years, many precincts and state law enforcement agencies moved in lockstep toward installing body cameras on officers. If allegations of police abuse arose, the theory went, either side could help prove their case with the police body cam footage.
Good luck with that in North Carolina now. On Monday, July 11, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed House Bill 972 into law. This bill makes obtaining body camera or dash camera footage from a police officer next to impossible.