11:45 am - 1:30 pm
137 E. Wells St. Milwaukee WI, 53202
***Due to a possible scheduling conflict in the legislature this event has been cancelled and we hope to find a new date.***
MILWAUKEE – State Rep Chris Taylor (D-Madison) will be the featured speaker at a Milwaukee Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon to discuss the Wisconsin Assembly’s proposed bill to limit access to body cam content on Tuesday, January 30, 2018.
Under the bill, sponsored by Rep. Jesse Kremer (R-Kewaskum), police body camera footage would be kept from the public in many circumstances. The bill was approved by the Assembly in November but has not yet been considered for a Senate vote.
Kremer has said the bill will protect the rights of victims, witnesses and ordinary citizens who encounter police while critics contend the bill too often will keep the public in the dark about crime in their communities and how officers are responding to it.
Taylor has said that although she believes the state should set clear rules now that police departments increasingly are equipping their officers with body cameras, Kremer’s bill goes too far. Kremer has declined multiple invitations to discuss the bill at a Newsmaker Luncheon.
Taylor will take questions from a panel of journalists and from the audience at the luncheon, set for 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Newsroom Pub, 137 E. Wells St. The event is open to the public.
The Milwaukee Press Club presents the Newsmaker Luncheons to shed light on issues of the day. The cost to attend is $20 for MPC members, $25 for non-members and $15 for students. Lunch is included. Seating is limited. Advanced registration and payment are required and may be done by booking below. Checks may be mailed to the MPC at PO Box 176, North Prairie, WI 53153-0176. Cancellations will be accepted up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund.
Please contact Joette Richards at the Milwaukee Press Club at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or call 262-894-2224.