If a request to review body-worn camera video footage is denied, an individual may submit a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for additional information or a redacted version of the video.
In order to ensure that the video has been uploaded into the MPD storage database, the individual must wait at least 48 hours after an incident before filing the request.
Denying a Request to View Video
In the interest of protecting the privacy rights of other individuals captured on body-worn camera video footage, there are instances in which a viewing may be denied in full, or content within the footage redacted (blurred). To help inform the public and streamline the process, MPD has compiled a list of circumstances in which a video shall not be shown and when a FOIA request must be filed.