Footage A La Carte: Balancing Bodycam Requests

Recent reforms enacted by the Maryland General Assembly have charged counties with equipping all law enforcement with body-worn cameras and providing greater access to police disciplinary records through the Maryland Public Information Act (MPIA).

In light of a predictable increase in MPIA requests concerning body-worn camera footage, county law enforcement agencies are grappling with the scope of said requests and determining best practices.

Title: Footage A La Carte: Balancing Bodycam Requests

Description: With the passage of 2021’s Maryland Police Accountability Act, county law enforcement agencies are all required to equip their officers with body-worn cameras. Counties must now reckon with countless hours of captured footage and an unprecedented influx of MPIA requests to access said footage. Attend this session to discover best practices from across the country in dealing with similar requests from the public and interested organizations.


  • Hilary Ruley, Chief Solicitor, Baltimore City Law Department
  • Timothy K. Cameron, Sheriff, St. Mary’s County
  • Sara Klemm, Assistant Attorney General, Maryland Public Information Act Ombudsman

Moderator: The Honorable Delegate Jazz M. Lewis

Date/Time:Wednesday, August 17, 2022; 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm

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