(a) If an automated traffic enforcement camera or other District-owned camera captures a photograph or video footage of a collision handled by the Metropolitan Police Department Major Crash Unit, the Mayor shall:
(1) Within 14 business days of the collision, inform the person or persons involved in the collision of the existence of the photograph or video footage;
(2) Ensure the preservation of the photograph or video footage for 6 months from the date the photograph or video footage was created; and
(3) Within 14 business days of the request of a person involved in the collision, provide access to the photograph or video footage; provided, that where the photograph or video footage is evidence in a criminal proceeding, access to the photograph or video footage shall be handled through the existing discovery process for criminal cases.
(b) Nothing in this section shall be construed to alter or impair the rights of any person under subchapter II of Chapter 5 of Title 2.
(c) The Mayor, pursuant to subchapter I of Chapter 5 of Title 2, may issue rules to implement the provisions of this section.
(d) For the purposes of this section, the term "District-owned camera" shall not include a body-worn camera.
Applicability of D.C. Law 21-155: § 901 of D.C. Law 21-155 provided that the creation of this section by § 801 of D.C. Law 21-155 is subject to the inclusion of the law’s fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan. Therefore that amendment has not been implemented.