Body Worn Video Steering Group
San Francisco officers will wear body worn video cameras when serving search warrants, in response to allegations of past illegal searches.
The Rialto Police Department in California has become the model example for BWV deployment in the US, after a federal judge last week applauded their body worn camera program in the ruling that declared NYPD’s stop-and-frisk program unconstitutional.
Hampshire Constabulary have earned praise from both the national BBC News and the Home Office. The force and their body worn camera program were the subject of a feature on the BBC eight O’clock news this morning.
Ontario’s police watchdog has charged the Toronto officer responsible for shooting teenager Sammy Yatim with murder. The 18 year old was holding a knife in an empty streetcar.
The order for the NYPD to instigate a pilot body worn camera project has been cast under further doubt, with concerns that the judge’s order might not even be legal.
The order by a federal judge for NYPD officers to wear body worn video cameras has given unprecedented coverage of the technology in the states.
A federal judge has ordered a pilot program in which officers will wear body-worn cameras in an effort to make stop-and-frisk encounters more constitutional.
A code of practice on the use of surveillance cameras by bodies including Police forces and local authorities has come into effect in England and Wales.
Staff at a new alcohol delivery company in Peterborough will have to wear body worn cameras to ensure that booze is not sold to underage drinkers.
The head of the Toronto police association Mike McCormack has said he is open to discussing the use of body worn cameras on officers, but only after the Sammy Yatim investigation is complete.