ACPD recognizes that one of the many reasons the public is interested in adopting body worn cameras is to have a video recording of the circumstances surrounding incidents involving the police. While we recognize the need for transparency, any decision to release footage must consider the privacy interests of those captured on film (victims, reporting parties, witness, etc.) especially in locations where they have an expectation of privacy such as inside a residence or other sensitive locations. Additionally, any incident that would be protected under local, state or federal law (such as sexual assaults or incidents involving juveniles) must be protected. At the same time, the public’s desire to know what happened in a particular incident must be balanced against the danger that the premature release of footage could interfere with an ongoing criminal investigation, bias potential jurors or impact the integrity of a future prosecution. When appropriate, the decision to release video evidence will be made in collaboration with the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office. Any requests for audio/video recordings will be processed under the Freedom of Information Act.