Category Archives: Body cameras

Minneapolis Star Tribune: Opinion: Here’s why the new Minneapolis body camera policy isn’t clearer about consequences

Minneapolis Star Tribune: Opinion: Here’s why the new Minneapolis body camera policy isn’t clearer about consequences by Adam Belz:

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NPR (via KUAR): Baltimore Police Caught Planting Drugs In Body-Cam Footage, Public Defender Says

NPR (via KUAR): Baltimore Police Caught Planting Drugs In Body-Cam Footage, Public Defender Says by Bill Chappell:

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If a hit on an LPN scanner is PC for a stop, so is one on a body camera: Naked Security: Police bodycams get tech that can identify “faces and people”

Naked Security: Police bodycams get tech that can identify “faces and people” by Lisa Vaas: Body cameras aimed at Police and other “public safety users” are getting outfitted with new abilities to identify things like stolen bicycles, missing children and … Continue reading

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NYTimes: Jurors Find Video Isn’t Providing 20/20 Vision in Police Shootings

NYTimes: Jurors Find Video Isn’t Providing 20/20 Vision in Police Shootings by Julie Bosman, Mitch Smith, and Michael Wines: Since the 2014 shooting death of Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo. – a shooting that was not … Continue reading

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IA: Consent valid based on testimony despite bodycam not picking up voices

The bodycam didn’t pick up the officer’s voice, which is “troubling,” but the trial court credited the officers’ testimony defendant consented, and that’s enough to have to affirm on consent. State v. Klinger, 2017 Iowa App. LEXIS 633 (June 21, … Continue reading

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AP: Exclusive: Moonlighting police leave body cameras behind

AP: Exclusive: Moonlighting police leave body cameras behind by John Seww:er That’s because most police agencies that make the cameras mandatory for patrol shifts don’t require or won’t allow body cameras for off-duty officers even if they’re working in uniform, … Continue reading

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D.Ariz.: Body camera video and audio showed the officer was diligent and not prolonging the stop

“Indeed, as pointed out by the magistrate judge, the ‘body camera video and audio demonstrate that Trooper Duckett was working diligently in trying to locate Ms. Glenn’s license information, but it did take some time to find it.’” Finally, the … Continue reading

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WaPo: Opinion: Body cameras are key for police accountability. We can’t let them erode privacy rights

WaPo: Opinion: Body cameras are key for police accountability. We can’t let them erode privacy rights by Chris Dunn and Donna Lieberman: An essential tool poses a core dilemma.

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NYTimes: Body Cameras, Long Distrusted, Now Help Show ‘Human Side of the Badge’

NYTimes: Body Cameras, Long Distrusted, Now Help Show ‘Human Side of the Badge’ by Julie Bosman: Law enforcement’s use of body-worn cameras has expanded around the country, largely in response to high-profile civilian deaths at the hands of officers and … Continue reading

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NYtimes editorial: Body Cams Work, if They’re Used Right

NYtimes editorial: Body Cams Work, if They’re Used Right: The police officer who shot and killed 15-year-old Jordan Edwards last month in Balch Springs, Tex., was charged with murder on Friday after the Police Department determined from body-camera images and … Continue reading

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