Body Worn Video Steering Group
Sydney parking rangers will wear body cameras from next month in an effort to discourage physical and verbal abuse from motorists.
Sunday 1st March, police fatally shot an unarmed, homeless man in Los Angeles’ Skid Row, an incident that was caught on camera—numerous times. Member of the public Anthony Blackburn captured the video, before uploading it to a personal social network page and subsequently viewed millions of times.
A presidential task force on policing has called for more police use of body cameras and other technology, and expanded efforts to connect officers with neighbourhoods, among a list of proposals aimed at building trust between law enforcement and communities, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Sadly it must be reported that a person known as ‘Africa’ was fatally shot on Sunday 1st March on the infamous Skid Row, later pronounced dead at hospital. LAPD officers attending the scene responded to reports of a robbery, from which a scuffle ensued, possibly caught on a police body camera, and local CCTV.
Canada’s federal and provincial privacy commissioners are warning police to go slow when it comes to introducing camera technology worn on the body.
HEFCE (Higher Education Funding Council for England) is contributing to a new initiative to support more effective responses to cutting crime.