|More on body cams and contracts|
|Written by APB Staff|
Editor's note: In the May 2014 issue we have an article discussing body and lapel cams for police officers. Rocky Lucia’s article in the May 2014 edition of American Police Beat: Body Cams, a game changer, discusses the labor perspective on the issues related to body worn cameras policies. Rocky asserts that the state collective bargaining statute for local government employees in California (Government Code section 3500, et seq.) mandates that these policies are subject to bargaining. He believes that due to the significant issues raised in these policies, labor associations have an affirmative duty to negotiate the terms and conditions of body worn camera policies. For a list of some of the issues that a labor organization should anticipate, examine and develop in a policy please visit Rains Lucia Stern, PC's website: http://www.rlslawyers.com/category/bulletins/.