Category Archives: Body cameras

CA9: Police officers have no REP in their own body camera videos

Police officers have no reasonable expectation of privacy in their own body camera videos. Santa Ana Police Officers Association v. City of Santa Ana, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 1980 (9th Cir. Jan. 25, 2018):

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WaPo: Baltimore Police officer who turned off body camera charged with tampering with evidence

WaPo: Baltimore Police officer who turned off body camera charged with tampering with evidence by Justin Fenton: A grand jury has indicted a Baltimore Police officer on charges of misconduct and fabricating evidence in connection with a body camera video … Continue reading

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Techdirt: Prosecutors Benefiting Most From Police Body Cameras [Well, duh!]

Techdirt: Prosecutors Benefiting Most From Police Body Cameras by Tim Cushing:

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NPR: In Practice, Police Accountability Is Not The Main Function Of Body Cameras

NPR: In Practice, Police Accountability Is Not The Main Function Of Body Cameras by Martin Kaste: Police departments across the country have adopted body cameras to counter claims of abuse. But as they become more routine, cameras are turning into … Continue reading

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NBC Chicago: Every Chicago Patrol Officer Equipped With a Body Camera

NBC Chicago: Every Chicago Patrol Officer Equipped With a Body Camera: Chicago now has the largest deployment of body cameras in the country, according to CPD, which previously said the total number of cameras throughout the department would reach 7,000.

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Rare.us: Horrific new bodycam footage shows what happens when a police K9 gets out of an officer’s control

Rare.us: Horrific new bodycam footage shows what happens when a police K9 gets out of an officer’s control by Patrick McMahon:

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Houston Public Media: Report On Body Cameras Asks That Police Officers File Initial Reports Without Reviewing Footage

Houston Public Media: Report On Body Cameras Asks That Police Officers File Initial Reports Without Reviewing Footage by Al Ortiz: It contends the policy used by HPD and other departments can cause inaccuracies

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D.Colo.: Officer’s near complete failure to follow inventory policy showed it was an investigative search

The inventory of defendant’s car was clearly an investigative search, and the lack of any paper inventory and the body camera video prove it. Defendant’s cell phone wasn’t logged in, the officer said, because it was taken into the station … Continue reading

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Newsweek: LAPD Cop Accused Of Planting Drugs In Man’s Wallet With Body Camera Rolling

Newsweek: LAPD Cop Accused Of Planting Drugs In Man’s Wallet With Body Camera Rolling by Christal Hayes: A Los Angeles police officer allegedly stuffed a baggie of cocaine into a man’s wallet after picking it up off the ground - while … Continue reading

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AP: Should police get to view bodycam footage immediately?

AP: Should police get to view bodycam footage immediately?:

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The Cap Times: Wisconsin Assembly approves bill to limit release of police body camera footage

The Cap Times: Wisconsin Assembly approves bill to limit release of police body camera footage by Jessie Opoien: Public access to police body camera footage would be limited under a bill approved Thursday by the Wisconsin Assembly. The legislation is … Continue reading

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Public would be kept from getting police body camera footage under Wisconsin bill

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Public would be kept from getting police body camera footage under Wisconsin bill by Patrick Marley: MADISON – Police body camera footage would be kept from the public in many cases,under a bill the state Assembly is … Continue reading

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