advertisement

Missouri House bill bars copying death scene photos

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 | 3:47 p.m. CDT

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri House has passed legislation that would bar the public from making copies of gruesome crime scene photos and videos.

The legislation passed Wednesday would let the public look at video recordings and photographs from crime or death scenes of inactive cases. But copies could not be made of anything depicting a deceased person who was dismembered, decapitated, mutilated or whose genitals were exposed.

The same bill would reinstate a recently expired law that exempts security plans of public entities from public disclosure. But the bill specifically states that the closed-record provision does not apply to footage from security cameras outside the governor's office.

Another section of the bill would bar businesses from prohibiting customers from keeping guns in their vehicles.

The bill now goes to the Senate.


Like what you see here? Become a member.


Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Comments

Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.

advertisements