NYPD Reveals Body Camera Policy Ahead Of April Pilot

BY EMMA WHITFORD The NYPD released a policy for body camera usage on Friday, outlining the types of civilian encounters that officers will be required to record, and when and how cops and civilians can review footage. The policy will dictate a months-delayed pilot program, which the NYPD says will ultimately outfit 1,000 beat officers.

Implementing a Body Worn Camera Program, Lessons Learned

Body Worn Camera Program, Lessons Learned, COPS and PERF  https://ric-zai-inc.com/Publications/cops-p296-pub.pdf   Chapter 1. Perceived Benefits of Body-Worn Cameras Accountability and transparency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . … Read More

Officers Alllowed to Review Recordings

A few dozen Long Beach police officers who recently started wearing body cameras will be allowed to quickly review recordings from the devices even if the officers were involved in controversial events such as police shootings, but it’s unclear when that same footage would be released to the public, according to a departmental policy document reviewed by the Press-Telegram. A … Read More

7 Areas Where Jeff Sessions Could Change DOJ Policy

November 18, 2016 How could Sen. Jeff Sessions leave his fingerprints on the country if confirmed as U.S. Attorney General? Here are seven areas where Sessions could most dramatically change public policy. Immigration. The stakes are high for many undocumented immigrants, particularly those who become caught up in the criminal justice system. The Department of Justice has two distinct areas … Read More

Prosecutor Says Officer Response Was Unreasonable

“No reasonable officer — knowing, seeing and hearing what Officer Yanez did at the time — would have used deadly force under these circumstances.” — Ramsey County attorney, John J. Choi St. PAUL —Nov. 16, 2016.  The suburban police officer who fatally shot Philando Castile, the black driver whose last moments this summer were streamed live on Facebook, was charged with second-degree manslaughter and … Read More

Body Cameras- IACP Model Policy (2014)

INTRODUCTION A.Purpose of the Document This paper was designed to accompany the Model Policy on Body-Worn Cameras established by the IACP National Law Enforcement Policy Center. This paper provides essential background material and supporting documentation to provide greater understanding of the developmental philosophy and implementation requirements for the model policy. This material will be of value to law enforcement executives … Read More

A Tool To Gain The Public’s Trust

A Tool To Gain The Public’s Trust By Adam A. Marshall and Katie Townsend May 15, 2015 Police departments and communities are looking to body cameras to curb police misconduct and rebuild community trust. But whether that technology, which can record what the police see, will be used to benefit the public remains to be seen. The District has become a microcosm of … Read More

State Policies on Release of Police Videos

State Policies on Release of Police Videos – States Have Been Rushing To Catch Up With the Widespread Use of Police Body Cameras by Passing Laws That Govern When and How Footage Can Be Released To the Public Police Body Worn Cameras: A Policy Scorecard August 2016 The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press has compiled current laws re: body camera … Read More

Raleigh Police Department to Begin Testing Body Cameras

Each system tested will offer integrated body-worn and in-car cameras to comprehensively record when either one is activated. Around 20 body cameras and five dash cameras are expected to be temporarily supplied by vendors who have offered the Raleigh Police Department their technology to test. After finishing the testing and evaluating results, the department will decide whether to purchase the … Read More

Two Men Charged in Kidnapping, Assault of Johnson County Sheriff’s Deputy

Two Men Charged in Kidnapping, Assault of Johnson County Sheriff’s Deputy By Tony Rizzo Two men were charged Tuesday with kidnapping and sexually assaulting a Johnson County sheriff’s deputy who was abducted late Friday outside the Olathe detention facility where she worked. William Luth, 24, of Blue Springs, and Brady Newman-Caddell, 21, of Independence, were each charged Tuesday in Johnson … Read More

Terrence Sterling Shot and Killed by D.C. Officer Who Claims Sterling Intentionally Drove His Motorcycle Into Passenger Door of Cruiser as Officer was Exiting

Terrence Sterling, Motorcyclist Killed by D.C. Police. Dispute re: circumstances compounded by failure of officer who shot Sterling to activate his body cam; new policy announced requiring officers to confirm that that camera is on. Terrence Sterling, was shot and killed by a D.C. police officer, Brian Trainer, 27, who has been with the department for four years, on September 11, … Read More

Money for Body Cams

Justice Department announces $20M for police body cameras.  September 26, 2016. The Justice Department announced it’s awarding more than $20 million for law enforcement agencies around the country to establish or enhance their use of body cameras, a move that comes after several fatal shootings of black men by police that have prompted widespread protests. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-justice-department-police-body-cameras-20160926-story.html

Keeping Up on Body Camera News and Studies

AN ONGOING COMPILATION OF BODY AND DASH CAMERA DEVELOPMENTS Dash & Body Cameras: October 2016 Raleigh NC Police Department To Begin Testing Body Cameras Op-Ed in the Washington Post: A Tool to Gain the Public’s Trust Access to Police Body-Worn Camera Video Study: Tampa Police Officers Use Less Force When Wearing Body Cameras Dash & Body Cameras: September 2016 Every … Read More