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Body Cameras To Be Joined By ‘Throwable’ Cameras

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Since mid 2014 the body camera industry has grown to become an estimated $1 billion market, with many companies investing their efforts into supplying the world’s emergency services with the equipment. With the phenomenal police uptake of body cameras one new start-up has created the ‘throwable camera’


India’s Traffic Cops Body-Worn Camera Confidence

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Agra: Excited about the proposal of introducing new technology like body-worn cameras to help cops book traffic violators and drones to keep tab on smooth flow of traffic, Agra city traffic police claimed that it will help them in tightening the noose against the unruly, who after violating traffic norms enter into dispute with cops […]


Crown Prosecution Service – BWV May Improve Sex Offence Conviction Rates

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In Hampshire the conviction rate for rape sits 38.5%, while in Cumbria that figure is at 80.6% – something which is worrying to the Crown Prosecution Service Wessex. Citing issues related to the statistics, the CPS said an increase in historical allegations are proving difficult to convince a jury – signifying at least in part […]


Scotland National Body Camera Roll-Out “Some Way Off”

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Scotland currently faces challenges in terms of acquiring funding for body cameras as the Chief Constable admits equipping officers with cameras is “some way off” Sir Stephen House supports national rollout, though acknowledged issues around funding and public acceptance still need to be resolved.


Defining the 6 Pillars of US Policing

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Across the U.S.A. police forces have been swamped with distrust, protests and many questions as to what the future holds in store. Key to the reputation of the police are the 6 pillars of policing in the modern world as outlined by the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, which sought to recommend steps […]


Effectively Handling Police Complaints

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The Effectively Handling Police Complaints Conference comes at a crucial time following the Home Office consultation and the subsequent policy recommendations seeking to modernise the police complaints system.   With a focus on transparency, accountability and integrity, this event showcases successful strategies for increasing local resolution rates, improving public involvement in the complaints process and […]


Should Police Be Trained On Citizen Rights to Film?

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After a police officer’s behaviour was determined as out of control and inappropriate after a video captured of him by a member of the public went viral in early June 2015 hundreds of people marched through the city of McKinney, Tex., to protest. Brandon Brooks, who filmed the incident and has clocked up 6.4 million views […]


Vancouver Lawyer Attempting to Bring Body-Worn Video to the Ballot

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“Everybody’s memory is faulty,” says Angus Lee, a Vancouver based lawyer. “Nobody has a perfect memory, no one has a memory that can compare to a body camera”. This is why he is campaigning for a minimum of 246,372  signatures from registered voters to bring the initiative to require body-worn video cameras on cops to the […]


Police Body Camera Bill Takes Shape in Israel

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MK (Member of the Knesset, Israel’s legislative branch of government) Avraham Negusie (of the Likud–National Liberal Movement, the major center-right political party) has proposed a bill, nicknamed the ‘Damas Pakada’ bill after the Ethiopian soldier who was beaten by two police officers last month, that would require police engaged in arrests to wear video cameras.


Harvard Law Review: Considering Police Body Cameras

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The Harvard Law Review is a student-run organization whose primary purpose is to publish a journal of legal scholarship. In this article the focus is on police body cameras, drawing upon recent events, proposed legislation, research, and analysis. Body cameras have been the subject of various studies and reports, and there are a variety of […]