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Category Archives: Canada

Quebec Committee Studies Police Body Cameras

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A new provincial committee has begun studying the possibility of introducing police body cameras for officers. The committee, set up by Public Safety Minister Lise Thériault had its first meeting on the same day a coroner’s report recommended establishing a protocol for cameras during police interventions.


Vancouver Lawyer Attempting to Bring Body-Worn Video to the Ballot

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“Everybody’s memory is faulty,” says Angus Lee, a Vancouver based lawyer. “Nobody has a perfect memory, no one has a memory that can compare to a body camera”. This is why he is campaigning for a minimum of 246,372  signatures from registered voters to bring the initiative to require body-worn video cameras on cops to the […]


Canada’s Privacy Commissioners Say ‘Slow Down’

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Canada’s federal and provincial privacy commissioners are warning police to go slow when it comes to introducing camera technology worn on the body.


Body Worn Video Essential Reading

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The AELE Evidence Preservation Information Center (EPIC) legal staff have compiled at comprehensive collection of body worn video related materials touching on subjects of policy, privacy, scholarly articles and research – an essential guide.


Body Worn Video is a Police Tool, Not a Viral Marketing One

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Kashmir Hill, new technologies reporter for Forbes, within the past couple of days published an article entitled “A Future In Which Every Police Officer Wears a Bodycam Isn’t Entirely Rosy” investigating the use of footage taken from body worn video captured on the frontline. One of the most controversial videos released online comes from America, […]


Toronto officer charged in Canadian streetcar shooting

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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.


Head of Toronto police association open for BWV discussion

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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.


Body Worn Camera evidence to aid fatal shooting inquiry

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The fatal shooting of a 56 year old man in Topeka, Kansas – caught on body worn video by one of the officers involved – is to be investigated by the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office.


CBC News readers react to Police BWV debate

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After the fatal shooting of teenager Sammy Yatim by Toronto police, the issue of Body Worn Video has been brought to the forefront of Canadian news media. CBC News today put up a compilation of some of the opinions posted on their website by their readers.


Canadian streetcar shooting sparks BWV debate

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The fatal shooting of teenager Sammy Yatim in Toronto has triggered outrage among the Canadian public. The incident – caught on video by bystanders with mobile phones and quickly spread over the internet – has raised questions as to whether the Canadian police should be recording their own video.