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Time likely up for measure calling for police body camera study

Rep. Dalton Honore (Source: WAFB) Rep. Dalton Honore (Source: WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Calls for a task force to study and make recommendations about Louisiana law enforcement body camera use may be out of time.

The measure from Rep. Dalton Honore, D-Baton Rouge, passed the full House unanimously Tuesday. But with just two more days left in the 2015 Legislative Session, it will likely not find a path to Gov. Jindal's desk.

"The idea is to cut down on complaints," Rep. Honore said. "There's two sides to every story."

The measure originally called for mandating that all Louisiana law enforcement officers be required to wear body cameras. The bill was later changed to a resolution solely calling for a study into the matter.

The measure would need to pass a Senate committee, and then the full Senate. However, the measure can not pass a committee, because there are none scheduled for the remainder of the session.

The top priority for Senate leaders now is finalizing a budget deal with the House. By law, lawmakers must finalize a budget by Thursday.

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