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Why Do We Distrust Photographic Evidence?

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“We can never really claim to have seen anything unless it has been photographed.” — Émile Zola, c. 1901, Minutes of the Camera Club of Paris Roger Tichborne was sick of the rural English country life in Hampshire, and like many well-to-do young men of his day decided to fill this void through travel. Heir to […]

Obama Pushes Congress for Body Worn Video

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The White House intends to spend $75 million to help purchase 50,000 body cameras for police officers around the USA. The proposed initiative, called the Body Worn Camera Partnership Program, would provide a 50 percent match to local governments who purchase body cameras over a three year period.

Miami Beach Tools Up With Body Worn Video

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Sun Sentinel Reports: Miami Beach recently began outfitting officers with body worn video cameras. Lauderhill hopes to equip 60 officers next year. Coral Springs and Hallandale Beach are considering a similar move, too.

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 […]

Operation Hyperion set to conclude in the next few months

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Operation Hyperion is set to finish in the next few months. The year-long operation that equipped every front line police officer on the Isle of White with a body camera was undertaken to provide a more efficient and accountable service to the public. Body cameras had been in use in Hampshire since 2008, but operation […]

Hampshire Police say body cameras are “being used by officers to support prosecutions and assist in protecting our communities”

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Chief Constable (CC) Andy Marsh of Hampshire Constabulary is the national policing lead for body worn video (BWV) and is tasked with producing national guidance, identifying best practice and navigating the future use of BWV.

Hampshire Constabulary’s use of BWV praised by BBC and the Home Office

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Hampshire Constabulary have earned praise from both the national BBC News and the Home Office. The force and their body worn camera program were the subject of a feature on the BBC eight O’clock news this morning.