13 January 2023

Use of personal portable cameras by police officers

Decree-Law n.º 2/2023, of January 2 defines the conditions for the use of portable cameras by police officers, for the purpose of capturing and recording images and sound, in the course of police interventions, whenever there is direct interaction of police officers with third parties and when practices are in progress that may constitute the occurrence of a criminal offence or in situations of danger or emergency.

It is expected that this law will bring many changes in the Portuguese criminal procedure, facilitating the evidential regime resulting from police interventions. 

Pedro Brás Ribeiro

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