Governor Haley Signs Bill For Body Cameras

It’s official: Body cameras for all police officers is now the law in South Carolina.

Governor Nikki Haley signed the new bill into law Wednesday.

She says the new law is not about government nor police but about protecting the public.

The new bill comes after the shooting death of Walter Scott in April during a routine traffic stop by a Charleston Police officer.

Walter Scott’s brother says it’s a great day for South Carolina.

“Not only is it a great day for South Carolina, we’re leading the way for the rest of the country to follow.”

Walter Scott's brother Anthony Scott
Walter Scott’s brother Anthony Scott

The training council has 270 days to come up with guidelines for the cameras.

Lawmakers will come up with a way to pay for them, next year.

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