A South Carolina congressman said Monday that he does not want to see Congress debate the idea of police body cameras — which he says should be a local issue.
At a town hall forum in Rock Hill Monday night, U.S. Congressman Mick Mulvaney said he would like the federal government to keep its hands off that particular issue, according to WRHI.
“I’d rather see the decision made locally,” Mulvaney, a Republican from Indian Land, said. He added there is plenty of precedent of the federal government “sticking its nose where it doesn’t belong.”
Lawmakers in Columbia are considering two different versions of a bill that would equip South Carolina’s 12,000 law enforcement officers with the chest-mounted devices in order to record the officers’ interactions with the public.