Statement re media story re police body worn cameras (21 Aug 2015)

The West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson has provided £2m to West Yorkshire Police to fund body worn cameras as they will improve policing across the county, provide an 'independent witness' when officers interact with the public and can provide significant help with evidence gathering thereby improving the criminal justice system.

The Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner, Isabel Owen, has said the security of data that has been held or recorded is of the utmost importance so that people in all our communities can rightly have confidence in the process.

The security of the storage of the data during the nationwide study was approved by the Home Office and I have been reassured by ACC Andy Battle that all the data will be deleted.

The Police and Crime Commissioner will continue to hold the Chief Constable to account for the security of future data that will be stored on local servers by West Yorkshire Police.

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