Category Archives: Body cameras

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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WaPo: Opinion: D.C. police must stop hiding body camera footage

WaPo: Opinion: D.C. police must stop hiding body camera footage: The city should promote transparency by giving families immediate access to videos of their loved ones’ killings.

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E.D.N.C.: Body camera corroborated RS for frisk

“Body camera footage corroborated the detectives’ testimony that the circumstances reasonably suggested Defendant may have been armed and that a pat-down search was needed to ensure officer safety. …. When faced with an uncooperative and seemingly agitated individual suspected of … Continue reading

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UCLA Anderson Review: Do Body Cams Give Police an Unintended Break?

UCLA Anderson Review: Do Body Cams Give Police an Unintended Break? by Carla Fried, featured research by Eugene M. Caruso Video from officer-worn cameras is judged less negatively than footage captured on dashboard cameras.

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D.D.C.: Protective order issued to keep def from seeing body camera videos in discovery

There were several body camera videos relating to this case as well as the search and seizure. The issue here is the scope of a protective order to keep defendant from seeing. The government met its burden of showing good … Continue reading

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CA4: Bodycam video shows consent to enter and statement made were voluntary

The government had consent to enter defendant’s home, and he was convicted of illegal entry and deported. The bodycam video supports the finding of voluntary consent. United States v. Azua-Rinconada, 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 2783 (4th Cir. Jan. 28, 2019):

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WaPo: Some U.S. police departments dump body-camera programs amid high costs

WaPo: Some U.S. police departments dump body-camera programs amid high costs By Kimberly Kindy:

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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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