Category Archives: Body cameras

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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The Pueble Chieftan: Pueblo police officer accused of reenacting car search for body camera

I’ve heard of searches being reenacted for the benefit of other police officers for cover, to make the search look lawful. This may be the first I’ve heard of with a body camera. I should have seen this coming because … Continue reading

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The Intercept: Taser Will Use Police Body Camera Videos ‘To Anticipate Criminal Activity’

The Intercept: Taser Will Use Police Body Camera Videos ‘To Anticipate Criminal Activity’ by Ava Kofman: Although intended as a grim allegory of the pitfalls of relying on untested, proprietary algorithms to make lethal force decisions, ‘RoboCop’ has long been … Continue reading

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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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