Body Worn Video Steering Group
As part of a keynote address at the David N. Dinkins Leadership and Public Policy Forum in New York former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed support for police body cameras, commenting “we should make sure that every police department in the country has police cameras to record interactions.”
In an age where we are constantly post-(shootings, riots, etc.) police forces who managed to gain notoriety for their brutality, for example the City of Seattle PD, have found themselves learning how to restore faith between cops and community – and how bodycams play their part.
From the early beginnings of body worn video in the early 2000’s the second decade of this century has seen a drive towards smarter, intelligent policing by using modern technology. Inevitably this has brought to light issues surrounding what actually happens with the footage once it is stored.
While states and cities across the country are rushing to pass body camera legislation that primarily benefits police, a California Assembly panel approved thoughtful legislation on police-worn body cameras:
As police departments get increasingly connected and recorded, Popular Mechanics Editorial Assistant Cameron Johnson joins the podcast to talk about the future of police body cameras, which are increasingly being utilized by police departments around the country to provide a better record of what happens when an officer ends up in a compromised situation. (Continue for […]
OKLAHOMA CITY — State lawmakers are working on a measure that will determine how much access the public has to videos from body cameras worn by law enforcement officers. House Bill 1037 is expected to be heard this week in the state Senate after securing approval in the Senate Rules Committee, and following similar body camera legislation in other […]
“I jumped out, and he’s running toward me. I had my firearm already drawn on him, and I tell him to put his hands up in the air, and he was screaming, ‘Shoot me! Shoot me!’” said New Richmond Officer Jesse Kidder, recounting his recent experience of being charged at by a suspect which was […]
Concerns related to body camera privacy continues to occupy the attention of human rights groups, unions, police officers and the public alike, resulting in questions pertaining to best practice and guidelines for the technology in this regard.
Keith Summey, the mayor of North Charleston, South Carolina, is calling for police there to wear body cameras. The goal is to help avoid incidents like the shooting of Walter Scott, which took place in the city on April 4.
After the recent shooting of Walter Scott in North Charleston, South Carolina White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest answers reporter’s questions about the incident, and body worn video in general.