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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.
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(Via The Scotsman): Members of the public have the right to expect that you will always be made aware if you are being recorded, says solicitor Joanne Snedden on the topic of body worn video (BWV) cameras.
The Police Executive Research Forum recently released a report entitled “Implementing a Body Worn Camera Program: Recommendations and Lessons Learned”, covering the various aspects surrounding the introduction of cameras to an agency and their personnel.
Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe has announced “I want our officers to be able to be more open when it comes to the investigations that follow these events.
Today, Scotland Yard has announced that armed police will be equipped with body worn video cameras in a bid to obtain an unbiased account of controversial confrontations between police and the public.
“Leon’s Law” is an urgent demand from campaigners, calling on the government to make it a law for Police Officers to film all interactions with the public.