Category Archives: Body cameras

upturn.org: The Illusion of Accuracy / How Body-Worn Camera Footage Can Distort Evidence

upturn.org: The Illusion of Accuracy / How Body-Worn Camera Footage Can Distort Evidence (Nov. 2017)

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E.D.Tex.: Body cam video showed consent was voluntary

Consent was voluntary: “As seen in the video, Defendant was calm, aware, and able to answer questions cogently. During his testimony, Defendant admitted that at the time of his arrest, Defendant knew he faced serious drug charges for the drugs … Continue reading

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AP: Some police dogs now have cameras, too

AP: Some police dogs now have cameras, too by Carrie Antlfinger: The devices generally attach to dogs’ backs on a vest and transmit video to a handler watching from a screen, possibly on their wrist or around their necks. It’s … Continue reading

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CA10: Body camera video showed consent, and it was a far more congenial sounding conversation than the transcript read

The body camera video shows defendant’s mother consented to the search of the premises, and it is noticeably less allegedly coercive sounding than the transcript. United States v. Morris, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 29830 (10th Cir. Oct. 23, 2018). The … Continue reading

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The Atlantic: The Always-On Police Camera

The Atlantic: The Always-On Police Camera by Sidney Fussell: Body cameras that automatically activate in response to the sound of gunfire could forever change people’s expectations about public spaces.

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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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