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SC Senate passes bill on officer body cameras

...The guidelines would include which officers should wear cameras and how long data should be stored. State and local law enforcement agencies would then have three months to submit their own policies for review.The Legislature could reject the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-04-29/sc-senate-passes-bill-
Rants & Raves

...RANT TO SHERIFF Round tree. Why would you refuse police escorts to the foundation that raises money to assist local law enforcement, but provide escorts for a 5k run? How much do they raise for law enforcement?

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-27/rants-raves
South Carolina legislators face busy week to try to meet the crossover deadline for bills' passage this year

...enforcement officers across South Carolina with body-worn cameras. A Senate bill would require all state and local law enforcement agencies to submit policies for review within nine months. Implementation would occur over a multiyear phase-in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-04-26/south-carolina-legislato
House, Senate advance bills on police body cameras

...should be stored. State and local law enforcement agencies would then have three...across roughly 300 state and local law enforcement agencies in South Carolina...estimate equipping all state and local law enforcement officers with body cameras...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-04-21/house-senate-advance-bills-police-b
SC gun permit change gets 'neutral' stance

...to fight the change.On Friday. the bill's sponsor, Rep. Bill Hixon, R-North Augusta, said he met with local law enforcement officials last month and won what he considers to be support for his gun reciprocity proposal: Aiken County Sheriff...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-04-12/sc-gun-permit-change-g
Despite modern controversies, United States still manages to survive

...disclosure: I am on the board of the new state charter school in Hephzibah.) SIGNS, SIGNS, EVERYWHERE A SIGN: Our local law enforcement officers have a lot of important work to do. I don't believe picking up trash on the right of way is the best...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-04-11/despite-modern-c
S.C. lawmakers seek data on racial profiling by law enforcement

...to the full Senate on Tuesday, a bill that would create a panel of House and Senate members to review state and local law enforcement policies, practices, and procedures regarding racial profiling, and to recommend ways to improve laws. The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-02-25/sc-lawmakers-seek-data-racia
Identifying drugged drivers is test for police

...for drugs.Local trends are more difficult to track. Drug recognition experts are somewhat of a rarity, say local law enforcement. The training involves schooling on identifying intoxicants other than alcohol, allowing police to more readily...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-02-14/identifying-drugged-dr
Officials stress importance of yielding to emergency vehicles

...and remain stopped in that position until the emergency vehicle has passed. That includes federal, state and local law enforcement, firefighting vehicles and emergency medical responders.But, Lamkin said, there's still too many drivers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-03-06/officials-stress-impor
Community leaders gather to pray for peace, unity

...Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights.The act requires federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to maintain adequate policies and procedures that eliminate or stop practices permiting racial profiling...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-22/community-leaders-gather-pra