Edward L. Reisinger III

Council approves body camera and bag-ban bills

The City Council Monday night passed one bill equipping police officers with body cameras, and another banning plastic bags from the city, with exceptions for carry-out restaurants. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has promised to veto both bills, but it looked like the council might have enough votes to override the veto on the body-camera bill.

The body-camera bill passed 13-1, with only Rochelle "Rikki" Spector (5th District) voting no. Twelve votes are required to override a veto.

The bag pan passed 10-1, with Spector again voting no and Councilmen Brandon M. Scott (2nd District), Eric Costello (11th District), and William "Pete" Welch (9th District)...