Body Worn Video Steering Group
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.
(Via: Accenture) Body-worn video cameras are more than just another device in the wearable technologies revolution. The body camera—worn on helmets, jackets and lapels—has the potential to be a powerful means of protecting both the citizen and the officer and delivering public service for the future through digital law enforcement.
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.
Co-Authored by Barak Ariel and Alex Sutherland (Via The Conversation) The recent completion of the study in Rialto California my colleagues and I studied the effect of body worn video on police use-of-force and citizens’ complaints against the police. The study randomly assigned officer shifts to wearing cameras or not. We found that both police […]
(Via The Island Packet) Nearly every young reporter covers a car wreck. What they quickly learn is at least two versions of every incident exists — in this case, the driver whose vehicle was hit and the driver who allegedly did the hitting.
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.
Trials of body worn video (BWV) cameras have been underway in the UK in 2014, most notably that by Hampshire Constabulary who were recently praised for an innovative approach to tackling crime by Home Secretary Theresa May.
(Via CDT Blog) A technological solution – body-worn cameras for police officers – is garnering increased attention, with the parents of the slain teen Michael Brown calling for cameras to be placed on all officers across the nation. While some lawmakers and civil rights groups have embraced this technology, the rules governing what should happen […]