Body Worn Video Steering Group
The National Institute for Justice currently has two ongoing funded research programs assessing how video integration into policing strategies can have an effect on criminal justice outcomes. The total amount awarded comes in at just over $1.5 million, distributed to two entities and focused specifically on body worn video.
A pioneering study on police body cameras with the Rialto, California Police Department found that their use of the devices reduced use of force incidents by police by almost 60 percent. Even more startling? The number of formal complaints filed by citizens against the police force went down 90 percent. Law firm Denmon & Denmon created […]
Body worn video cameras are being increasingly called upon across the United States. Several states have introduced laws which require the use of these cameras, including California.
As of January 30th 2015, front-line police officers in Singapore’s Bukit Merah West Neighbourhood Police Centre (NPC) will use body cameras whilst on patrol. They are the first of several NPC’s of which the cameras will be rolled out over the coming months, with a fully implemented program expected by June next year.
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 cameras are fast becoming standard issue for police worldwide. With the benefits being felt by most, the calls to expand research and questions relating to releasing video to the media take focus. Often, the Rialto Study is referenced as proof of success of body worn video. However, the researchers have said that […]
Barack Obama has responded to many growing concerns about policing by proposing $75 million to provide 50,000 body worn video cameras to the nation’s police. This initiative should bring movement to make street policing more transparent and accountable to avoid disputes.
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The body worn video expansion is so significant, a leading US congressman is pressuring the White House to include funds for police surveillance equipment in President Barack Obama’s annual budget. In December the President proposed an investment of $263 million into community policing that would include more training, and resources, with $75 million of the […]
Two New Mexico police officers were recently charged under suspicion of murder after body worn video cameras filmed them killing a knife-wielding homeless man who was camping in nearby city hills.