Category Archives: Body cameras

NYTimes: Do Body Cameras Help Policing? 1,200 New York Officers Aim to Find Out

NYTimes: Do Body Cameras Help Policing? 1,200 New York Officers Aim to Find Out by Ashley Southall: The New York Police Department – on a mission to put body cameras on all 23,000 of its patrol officers in two years … Continue reading

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WaPo: Civil Rights Attorneys Raise Concerns About NYPD Body-Camera Program

WaPo: Civil Rights Attorneys Raise Concerns About NYPD Body-Camera Program by Zolan Kanno-Youngs: Policy gives officers too much discretion for when to activate devices, police-reform advocates say

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NYTimes: Civil Rights Lawyers Plan to Challenge New York’s Body-Camera Program

NYTimes: Civil Rights Lawyers Plan to Challenge New York’s Body-Camera Program by Ashley Southall: A pilot program for police officers to begin wearing body cameras this month cleared a major hurdle when it was approved last week by the federal … Continue reading

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The Intercept: Real-Time Face Recognition Threatens to Turn Cops’ Body Cameras into Surveillance Machines

The Intercept: Real-Time Face Recognition Threatens to Turn Cops’ Body Cameras into Surveillance Machines by Ava Kofman: “These cameras are small, hard to notice, and all over the place. That’s a pretty lethal combination for privacy unless we have reasonable … Continue reading

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WaPo: A cop fires. A teen dies. Yet six police body cameras somehow miss what happens.

WaPo: A cop fires. A teen dies. Yet six police body cameras somehow miss what happens. by Craig Timberg:

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NACDL Report: Policing Body Cameras: Policies and Procedures to Safeguard the Rights of the Accused.

Washington, DC (Mar. 15, 2017) — The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), with support from the Foundation for Criminal Justice (FCJ), today releases Policing Body Cameras: Policies and Procedures to Safeguard the Rights of the Accused. This report … Continue reading

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Reveal: Cop camera footage: Public record or police property?

Reveal: Cop camera footage: Public record or police property? by Miranda S. Spivak: “Under what circumstances should footage from police body and dashboard cameras be made public, and how much?”

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W.D.Mo.: Accidental muting of body recorder by officer’s body armor wasn’t due process violation

The officer testified that his body armor accidentally muted the microphone on the body recorder on his belt when he bent over, and this was not a due process violation. There was exigency here for a community caretaking function entry … Continue reading

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U.S. News & World Report: Opinion: Body Cameras Won’t Bring Justice

U.S. News & World Report: Opinion: Body Cameras Won’t Bring Justice by Nicole Hemmer: Video of the fatal shooting of Walter Scott shocked the nation. But it wasn’t enough to bring him justice.

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NBC News: Police Body Cams Spark Concerns About Privacy, Mass Surveillance

NBC News: Police Body Cams Spark Concerns About Privacy, Mass Surveillance by Catherine Chapman: Body-worn cameras are increasingly being adopted by law enforcement across the country, offering a potential antidote to police brutality but also raising fears about mass surveillance … Continue reading

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