Proportion of retained vs discarded bodycam footage

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Dear Police Service of Northern Ireland,

Would it be possible to provide a summary statistic indicating the quantity of:

- The total duration of body cam footage recorded in a typical year. If specificity is required, use the most convenient year, or the most recent year.

- Body cam footage classified as evidential during that year and due for 6-year retention per your review, retention and disposal schedule, either as an absolute quantity expressed in terms of duration of the full year, or as a percentage.

- Body cam footage classed as non-evidential during that year and due for 31-day retention

Statistics covering multiple years would be very desirable, but unnecessary to purpose of this request.

Yours faithfully,

Fred

Police Service of Northern Ireland

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27th February 2024

Dear Mr. Watson,

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I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) on 26th February 2024.  I
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Body Cam Footage

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Police Service of Northern Ireland

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Dear Mr Watson,

 

 

I refer to the above freedom of information request.

 

I note this request is currently on day 38. Unfortunately on this
occasion, the PSNI have not met the legislative timeframe of responding to
your request within 20 days.

 

Please accept our apologies for the delay.

 

I can assure you that our Branch is progressing your request, we will
release our response as soon as we are in a position to do so.

 

 

Yours sincerely

Frank

FOI Decision Maker
Corporate Information Branch
PSNI HQ Brooklyn

028 9070 0164

 

 

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Subject: FOI-2024-00792
10th May 2024

Dear Mr. Watson,

FREEDOM of INFORMATION ACT 2000

I write in connection with your request for information dated 26th
February 2024 which was received by the Police Service of Northern Ireland
on 26th February 2024 concerning:

Body Cam Footage

 

Sorry for the delay in responding to your FOI Request.

Please find attached response to your request.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Frank
Corporate Information Branch
PSNI HQ Brooklyn

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