Category Archives: Body cameras

NYTimes: A Big Test of Police Body Cameras Defies Expectations

NYTimes: A Big Test of Police Body Cameras Defies Expectations by Amanda Ripley:

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Newsweek: Gun Cameras Might Be the Next Body Cameras as Police Try Them Out

Newsweek: Gun Cameras Might Be the Next Body Cameras as Police Try Them Out by Jessica Kwon: Gun cameras – mounted on officers’ weapons instead of their bodies – are the latest recording technology some police departments are considering adding … Continue reading

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Baltimore Sun: Baltimore prosecutors drop dozens more cases involving indicted officers, others shown in body camera footage

Baltimore Sun: Baltimore prosecutors drop dozens more cases involving indicted officers, others shown in body camera footage by Kevin Rector: Prosecutors in Baltimore have decided to drop dozens of additional criminal cases that relied on the testimony of eight city … Continue reading

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Texas Observer: Body Cam Policies in Texas Exacerbate a System Designed to Protect Police, Critics Say

Texas Observer: Body Cam Policies in Texas Exacerbate a System Designed to Protect Police, Critics Say by Michael Barajas: Civil rights advocates worry interpretation of a 2015 body camera law could help cops avoid prosecution as much as it ensures … Continue reading

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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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