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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.

Body Worn Video Cameras to be Compulsory?

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After the Grand Jury decision to not indict Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson earlier this year relatives and protesters alike have banded together and submitted a petition to the White House calling for a “Michael Brown Law”, which would require all state, county and local officers to use body […]

Sir Stephen Supports Scottish Body Worn Video

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The Scottish Herald recently reported that body worn video cameras would pay for themselves in just a couple of years, according to Chief Constable Sir Stephen House. Currently, only officers in north-east Scotland wear the body mounted systems, and the force’s main civilian watchdog has called for a public debate before they are rolled out […]

The BBC asks “surveillance for surveillance’s sake”? Not according to the Government’s Policing Minister

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Police forces and local governments in the UK and around the world are looking to body worn cameras to make their work more effective. However a small number of critics are claiming that rather than enhancing the work of front-line officers, the cameras are merely a “money making tool”. Policing Minister Damian Green emphatically disagrees […]