Category Archives: Body cameras

WaPo: Axon rolls out the next level of police technology: Live-streaming body cameras

WaPo: Axon rolls out the next level of police technology: Live-streaming body cameras by Tom Jackman (“Cincinnati is the first city to equip its force with cameras that turn on automatically when guns or Tasers are drawn, letting commanders see … Continue reading

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AP: South Bend OKs random inspections for body camera footage

AP: South Bend OKs random inspections for body camera footage (“A new policy adopted in the wake of a black man’s fatal shooting by a white South Bend police officer calls for random inspections of officers’ body camera footage and … Continue reading

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TX14: Bodycam video supported trial court’s findings of voluntariness of consent to search

The bodycam video supports the trial court’s conclusion that the consent to search was voluntarily given. Blue v. State, 2019 Tex. App. LEXIS 10658 (Tex. App. – Houston (14th Dist.) Dec. 10, 2019) (with a dissent). “Kelley’s only claim–a Fourth … Continue reading

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NY Daily News: Opinion: Unready for their closeup: The NYPD’s body camera problem

NY Daily News: Opinion: Unready for their closeup: The NYPD’s body camera problem (“Last month, outgoing Police Commissioner Jimmy O’Neill quietly released two pages of long-awaited guidelines outlining how and when video from body cameras all cops now wear shall … Continue reading

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The Atlantic: Did Body Cameras Backfire?

The Atlantic: Did Body Cameras Backfire? by Sidney Fussell (“Body cameras were supposed to fix a broken system. What happened?”)

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WaPo: Feds to experiment with allowing police officers to wear body cameras on task forces

WaPo: Feds to experiment with allowing police officers to wear body cameras on task forces (“Police chiefs wanted cameras, but no federal agencies wear them. A pilot program will allow cameras during operations in some cities.”)

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NYTimes: Opinion: Why We Must Ban Facial Recognition Software Now

NYTimes: Opinion: Why We Must Ban Facial Recognition Software Now by Evan Selinger and Woodrow Hartzog (“The benefits do not come close to outweighing the risks.”) Daily Beast: Border Agents Could Get Bodycams With Facial Recognition Technology by Blake Montgomery … Continue reading

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The Crime Report: A Mixed Assessment of Police Body Cameras

The Crime Report: A Mixed Assessment of Police Body Cameras: Studies show the body camera revolution hasn’t curbed police shootings of unarmed Americans, nor has it led to more prosecutions of police officers for misconduct. Yet the cameras have had … Continue reading

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NYT: Opinion: How Bodycams Distort Real Life

NYT: Opinion: How Bodycams Distort Real Life by Albert Fox Cahn: New technologies have side effects that aren’t fully understood until the technology is in wide use.

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WSJ: Feds Consider Allowing Body Cameras in Joint Task Forces

WSJ: Feds Consider Allowing Body Cameras in Joint Task Forces by Sadie Gurman and Dan Frosch: Possible change comes after police complain about conflicts between their use of body cameras and federal law enforcement’s ban on them.

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govtech: Motorola Solutions Buys Body Cam Maker, Consolidating Market

govtech: Motorola Solutions Buys Body Cam Maker, Consolidating Market: The buyout of WatchGuard brings Motorola Solutions into some of the largest police departments in the country, simultaneously creating a potential path for facial recognition to those departments.

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WaPo: Federal task forces ban body cameras, so Atlanta police pull out. Others may follow.

WaPo: Federal task forces ban body cameras, so Atlanta police pull out. Others may follow. by Tom Jackman: No Justice Department agents or officers use cameras, while local police are moving toward transparency.

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