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Bill Setting Guidelines For Body Cameras Heads To Senate Floor

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A body cameras-related bill is now heading to the Senate Floor. The committee bill’s main sponsor is Sen. Greg Evers (R-Baker) in his capacity as chair of the Senate Criminal Justice Committee.

“What the purpose of this bill is just to set up the requirement of having the policies and procedures that law enforcement would have to use in order to use these cameras,” said Evers, during the bill's first hearing, earlier this month.

Evers’ measure passed the Senate Fiscal Policy Committee unanimously Monday. Meanwhile, the Florida Senate is slated to vote Wednesday on another body-cameras related bill by Sen. Chris Smith (D-Fort Lauderdale) that provides a public records exemption for body camera recordings done by law enforcement.

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Sascha Cordner has more than ten years of public radio experience. It includes working at NPR member station WUFT-FM in Gainesville for several years. She's worked in both radio and TV, serving in various capacities as a reporter, producer and anchor. She's also a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in telecommunications. She is the recipient of 15 awards from the Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), and Edward R. Murrow. Her award-winning stories include her coverage on the infamous “Dozier School for Boys” and a feature titled "Male Breast Cancer: Lost in the Sea of Pink." Currently, Sascha serves as the host and producer of local and state news content for the afternoon news program "All Things Considered" at WFSU. Sascha primarily covers criminal justice and social services issues. When she's not reporting, Sascha likes catching up on her favorite TV shows, singing and reading. Follow Sascha Cordner on Twitter:@SaschaCordner.