Body Worn Video Steering Group
BWC Legislation overview by Rich Williams, NCSL (Transcript…):
In an age where we are constantly post-(shootings, riots, etc.) police forces who managed to gain notoriety for their brutality, for example the City of Seattle PD, have found themselves learning how to restore faith between cops and community – and how bodycams play their part.
Keith Summey, the mayor of North Charleston, South Carolina, is calling for police there to wear body cameras. The goal is to help avoid incidents like the shooting of Walter Scott, which took place in the city on April 4.
Art Lurigio is a professor of criminal justice, criminology, and psychology at Loyola University Chicago. Read an interview with him about the use of body cameras by police officers.
In the wake of the Ferguson police shooting of Michael Brown, police accountability and transparency are key talking points. Dashboard cameras have become commonplace in law enforcement, but should body cameras become the new norm too? Some say this would benefit both cops and civilians but there are a number of steps that need to […]