Code of the District of Columbia

§ 50–2209.04. Access to automated traffic enforcement and District-owned camera photographs and video footage.

(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.


(Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-198, § 904; as added Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-155, § 801, 63 DCR 10143; Mar. 29, 2018, D.C. Law 22-77, § 5, 65 DCR 1555.)

Applicability

Section 7015 of D.C. Law 22-33 repealed § 901 of D.C. Law 21-155. Therefore the changes made to this section by D.C. Law 21-155 have been implemented.

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.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) repeal of § 901 of D.C. Law 21-155, see § 7015 of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-167, Oct. 24, 2017, 64 DCR 10802).

For temporary (90 days) repeal of § 901 of D.C. Law 21-155, see § 7015 of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-104, July 20, 2017, 64 DCR 7032).