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Monthly Archives: December 2014

Body Worn Video Captures Christmas Spirit

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Earlier this month, in Kansas City, Missouri, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department was out looking for people. And when they spotted a subject, they went after them, in a sting operation the likes of which this country has never seen. What made this operation especially unusual was the man behind it: a fellow in a […]


Public and Police Benefit From Body Cameras

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(Via The Island Packet) Nearly every young reporter covers a car wreck. What they quickly learn is at least two versions of every incident exists — in this case, the driver whose vehicle was hit and the driver who allegedly did the hitting.


Public invited to watch body worn video footage

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Members of the public in Bedfordshire have been invited to watch the footage from body worn video cameras in an innovative new scheme. A panel made up of members of the public will be scrutinising the footage taken by officers carrying out a stop and search. Bedfordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Olly Martins praised the […]


Q&A Body Camera Research in Las Vegas

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Ana Ley, of the Las Vegas Sun reports: The reasons for police departments to equip their officers with body cameras seem obvious: video documentation of incidents, fewer complaints against officers and, ultimately, a better relationship with the public.


Obama Pushes Congress for Body Worn Video

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The White House intends to spend $75 million to help purchase 50,000 body cameras for police officers around the USA. The proposed initiative, called the Body Worn Camera Partnership Program, would provide a 50 percent match to local governments who purchase body cameras over a three year period.


Body Cam Blanket Requests Continue to Cripple Washington

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An anonymous activist is prompting police departments in Washington State to reassess decisions to have police officers wear body cameras, a move usually designed to increase the transparency of officer interactions with the public.


Dr Kevin Macnish – Body Worn Video Camera Debate

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Trials of body worn video (BWV) cameras have been underway in the UK in 2014, most notably that by Hampshire Constabulary who were recently praised for an innovative approach to tackling crime by Home Secretary Theresa May.


Body Cameras FAQ

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(Via CDT Blog) A technological solution – body-worn cameras for police officers – is garnering increased attention, with the parents of the slain teen Michael Brown calling for cameras to be placed on all officers across the nation. While some lawmakers and civil rights groups have embraced this technology, the rules governing what should happen […]


Did you know there’s a BWVSG Twitter?

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Are you on Twitter? Did you know there’s a BWVSG Twitter account? The Body Worn Video Steering Group uses Twitter to connect with our readers, collaborators, partners, activists, researchers, and community of body worn video users. It is vital to us that we can deliver the most important news, research, policy, and more with a […]


Body Worn Video: Solicitor on Being Clear on Being Filmed

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(Via The Scotsman): Members of the public have the right to expect that you will always be made aware if you are being recorded, says solicitor Joanne Snedden on the topic of body worn video (BWV) cameras.