by Ryan McMaken
The governor of Colorado, Jared Polis, signed new legislation on Friday, which immediately puts into effect a wide variety of new reforms regulating the state’s police agencies. These include a number of provisions related to the use of force, body-cam recordings, and qualified immunity for police officers.
Specifically, the bill states:
- All local and state police officers must wear body cameras by 2023.
- Body camera footage must be made public (with the exception of footage the violates the privacy of victims and other non-police officers shown in footage.)
- Chokeholds are prohibited.