Category Archives: Body cameras

The New Yorker: Can the Manufacturer of Tasers Provide the Answer to Police Abuse?

The New Yorker: Can the Manufacturer of Tasers Provide the Answer to Police Abuse? by Dana Goodyear: Axon’s body cameras are reshaping how video evidence is collected—and who controls it.

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Editorial: Police Videos Should Be Public Under OPRA

NJLJ: Editorial: Police Videos Should Be Public Under OPRA: In Paff v. Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, our Supreme Court has held in a 4-3 decision that police video recordings are exempt from disclosure under the Open Public Records Act. We … Continue reading

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techdirt: Researcher Says Police Body Cameras Are An Insecure Mess

techdirt: Researcher Says Police Body Cameras Are An Insecure Mess by Tim Cushing: The promise of transparency and accountability police body cameras represent hasn’t materialized. Far too often, camera footage goes missing or is withheld from the public for extended … Continue reading

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NYLJ: Judge Orders NYPD Study Requiring Officers to Use Body Cameras Earlier in Encounters

NYLJ: Judge Orders NYPD Study Requiring Officers to Use Body Cameras Earlier in Encounters by Colby Hamilton: U.S. District Judge Torres called for the program after a May report recommended officers begin recording during the lowest level of encounters with … Continue reading

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E.D.Wis.: Body cam video along with testimony showed consent voluntary

The body cam video of the encounter on the street shows that the consent was voluntary. United States v. Polnitz, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 120364 (E.D. Wis. July 19, 2018).* “[T]he trial court erred in determining that, following the Birchfield … Continue reading

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WaPo: The Watch’ Blog: The ongoing problem of conveniently malfunctioning police cameras

WaPo: The Watch’ Blog: The ongoing problem of conveniently malfunctioning police cameras by Radley Balko: When cops aren’t punished for not using or misusing their body and dash cameras, the cameras are worse than useless.

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NPRL: Body Camera Maker Weighs Adding Facial Recognition Technology

NPRL: Body Camera Maker Weighs Adding Facial Recognition Technology by Ian Wren: The largest supplier of law enforcement body cameras in the U.S. is exploring pairing its cameras with new AI capabilities — including real-time face recognition.

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CA11: There is no adverse inference as a matter of law from failure to maintain audio of stop

Because the exclusionary rule is a “last resort,” on plain error review, defendant cannot claim error for the failure of the district court to determine that his version of the facts is more credible than the governments. There is no … Continue reading

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Fortune: Police Body Cameras Could Get Facial Recognition Technology

Fortune: Police Body Cameras Could Get Facial Recognition Technology by Lisa Marie Segarra:

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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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