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Police Body Cameras

Body worn cameras have come to Cincinnati police. We support the ACLU recommendation that the cameras be universally deployed and always on.

Support for this technology is broad-based, yet there is an ongoing need for responsible political leadership from City Council. The technology will be nothing but an expensive gimmick if political leadership does not insist on civil oversight and accountability.

Cincinnati began testing on-body cameras under Chief Streicher nearly five years ago. Building on the success of the Collaborative Agreement, Streicher and his former adversary, ACLU lawyer Scott Greenwood have partnered to lead a now international call for body-worn police cameras. Streicher exhorted a local law-enforcement seminar that “Identifying, collecting and preserving the best evidence about every encounter between the police officer and the community is a duty. It’s an ethical, legal and moral responsibility. You can’t afford not to have it.” They point to millions in potential savings in civil litigation and police overtime costs. The first controlled study has already demonstrated an 88% drop in citizen complaints and a 60% reduction in police use of force the first year after the cameras’ deployment in Rialto California. A record of police interactions can put all parties on their best behavior and prevent frivolous or false complaints.

Still, Arizona State University criminologist Michael White, noting the lack of hard evidence in a literature review for the Department of Justice, cautioned that ”most of the claims made about the technology are untested.” Cambridge criminologist Barak Ariel, co-author of the much-hyped but small Rialto study, notes the jury is still out on the cameras’ empirical effectiveness. The mechanism of deterrence on police or civilian behavior has not fully understood. Indeed, this deterrence may be entirely asymmetrical in practice, chilling citizen behavior without combatting police misconduct. ACLU Senior Policy Analyst Jay Stanley explains that police control of the cameras undermines any potential they have for civil oversight. Police shootings in Albuquerque have continued to climb despite the introduction of the cameras in 2012. Policies are violated and cameras are simply turned off or broken in critical incidents there and in cities like New Orleans, Salt Lake City and Oakland.

Our confidence in the police investigations of David Hebert’s killing was undermined by numerous improprieties, irregularities, and mischaracterizations of evidence. Among these was the lack of recorded evidence. When Bones was shot, six different cruiser cameras began recording video. With the exception of Lt. Milek, all officers deliberately turned their cameras off as soon as possible, to avoid recording the crime scene. Without explanation, audio was missing from half of the video recordings, precisely the three with microphones within range of the involved officers, Mitchell and their immediate supervisors: those of Dawson, Kneller and Milek. Officers are required to check recording equipment and report malfunctions at the start of every shift. Yet there was no discipline for this breach of procedure and Lt. Matzen of the Police Records Unit later explained that no record is kept of “malfunctioning” recording equipment. A request for the daily activity logs of involved officers and maintenance records of the affected vehicles has gone unfulfilled for over two years.

Controversial Officer Orlando Smith is the poster child for body cameras.

Controversial Officer Orlando Smith is the poster child for body cameras.

The use of audio and video recording for civil oversight of police has always been frustrated in Cincinnati. The Collaborative Agreement has not improved this situation. One example is Officer Orlando Smith’s suspiciously “malfunctioning” camera in two critical incidents. Chief Blackwell promised to send the camera to the FBI for forensic investigation, but a public records request by Friends of Bones returned no evidence of any communication with outside agencies on the subject. Long-serving Lieutenant Steve Kramer, former major fraud investigations commander and current president of the Police Historical Society, confessed “I, along with every cop that ever had one in his car, have tried to figure out how to tamper with them”. Kramer’s rhetorical point was that the cameras were supposedly tamperproof, but his criminal admission is a damning indictment of CPD culture. Recent microphone sabotage scandals are proof of concept. Last year in Los Angeles, Southeastern Division officers deliberately broke off 72 of 160 antennae in order to cripple the microphones’ transmission range. In Chicago over 80% of the 850 cruiser cameras in use have non-functioning audio, in part due to “intentional destruction.” What Cincinnati police need more than anything is tamperproof technology.

Chief Blackwell was right to note that the technology is in itself no panacea; it’s only as good as the police operating it. To deliver on its promise as an accountability tool, it will require strict policies backed by consequential discipline and strong leadership. Blackwell has repeatedly declared his department to one of “truth-telling and transparency.” Yet in his December 8, 2014 report to the Law and Public Safety Committee, the former chief made it clear that there will be missing video as a matter of policy and that “officer safety” will be an available excuse for leaving the cameras off:

I don’t want my officers to divert their attention from being safe, even for a millisecond, to turn a camera on. And so there will be times when the camera may not be on. There will be times when it won’t actually capture the data that people think they want to see, the video they want to see.

This policy pronouncement signals to officers that circumvention of civil oversight will be tolerated and even encouraged. This is unacceptable. Successful implementation of this technology as an accountability tool necessitates that cameras be always-on and out of the control of officers. Friends of Bones strongly endorses the ALCU’s policy recommendations. Privacy concerns should be addressed through common sense retention and consent policies and an independent body like the Citizen Complain Authority should control the recordings. In the words of former Chief Streicher, who began the body camera program, “The officer who doesn’t want to be recorded is the first officer you put the camera on.”

 

Papers, Panels, Presentations

 

National Conference of State Legislatures: State Body-Worn Camera Laws. April 11, 2016.

Will Putting Cameras on Police Reduce Polarization? Roseanna Sommers. Yale Law Journal (125:1304). March 2016.

Beyond Surveillance: Data Control and Body Cameras. Elizabeth E. Joh. Surveillance & Society. March 7, 2016

Body-Worn Cameras: A Report for Law Enforcement. The Colorado Best Practices Committee for Prosecutors February 2, 2016.

Body Worn Camera Toolkit. US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance.

Lum, C., Koper, C.S., Merola, L.M., Scherer, A., and Reioux, A. (2015). Existing and Ongoing Body Worn Camera Research: Knowledge gaps and opportunities. Report for the Laura and John Arnold Foundation. Fairfax, VA: Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy, George Mason University.

Police Body Cam Footage: Just Another Public Record. The Media Freedom & Information Access Clinic, Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression, Yale Law School. December 2015.

Police Body Worn Cameras: A Policy Scorecard. The Leadership Conference/Upturn. November 2015.

Matthew Finney. Watching the Watchmen: Best Practices for Police Body Cameras. Policy Analysis, No 782, (October 27, 2015). CATO Institute.

Getting to Win-Win: The Use of Body-Worn Cameras in Virginia Policing. ACLU of Virginia. October 2015.

Local Police Departments, 2013: Equipment and Technology. Brian A. Reaves, Ph.D., Bureau of Justice Statistics, July 7, 2015. NCJ 248767.

Building Momentum from the Ground Up: A Toolkit for Promoting Justice in Policing. Center for Popular Democracy & PolicyLink. June 15, 2015.

The impact of on-officer video cameras on police–citizen contacts: findings from a controlled experiment in Mesa, AZ. Justin T. Ready & Jacob T. N. Young. Journal of Experimental Criminology, September 2015, Volume 11, Issue 3, pp 445-458.

“Considering Police Body Cameras.” Harvard Law Review 128.6 (April 2015): 1794-1817.

Body-Worn Video Cameras for Law Enforcement Assessment Report. SAVER Program, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. April 2015.

Police Body-Worn Cameras (Working Paper). Alexandra Mateescu, Alex Rosenblat and Danah Boyd. Data & Society Research Institute, February 2015

VIEVU. Police Body-Worn Cameras Lessons from the Early Adopters. 2015.

Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell. Report on body cameras to Cincinnati City Council, Law and Public Safety Committee, December 8, 2014. [VIDEO]

Katz, Charles M., David E. Choate, Justin R. Ready, & Lidia Nuňo. (2014). Evaluating the Impact of Officer Worn Body Cameras in the Phoenix Police Department. Phoenix, AZ: Center for Violence Prevention & Community Safety, Arizona State University.

Blanks, Johnathan, Matthew Fogg, Kat Murti, Steve Silverman. CATO Institute Panel Police Body Cameras and Recording Misconduct. October 23, 2014. [VIDEO]

Jennings, Wesley G., Lorie A. Fridell, Mathew D. Lynch. Cops and cameras: Officer perceptions of the use of body-worn cameras in law enforcement. Journal of Criminal Justice November 2014; 42(6): 549–556.

White, Michael D. Police Officer Body-Worn Cameras: Assessing the Evidence. Washington, DC: Office of Community Oriented Policing Services 2014.

Miller, Lindsay, Jessica Toliver, and Police Executive Research Forum. 2014. Implementing a Body-Worn Camera Program: Recommendations and Lessons Learned. Washington, DC: Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. ISBN: 978-1-934485-26-2 (Published 2014)

Hoover, Andy. Memorandum: Opposition To Senate Bill 1168 (Police Body-Mounted Cameras) (December 4, 2013). ACLU of Pennsylvania.

Stanley, Jay. Police Body-Mounted Cameras: With Right Policies in Place, a Win For All (October, 2013). ACLU.

Ferrell, Craig E., “The Future Is Here: How Police Officers’ Videos Protect Officers and Departments,” Chief’s Counsel, The Police Chief 80 (October 2013): 16–18.

Police Leaders Explore Growing Use of Body Cameras At PERF Town Hall Meeting in Philadelphia (September/October 2013.) Subject to Debate: A Newsletter of the Police Executive Research Foundation, Vol. 27, No. 5.

Farrar, Tony. The Rialto Police Department’s Body-Worn Video Camera Experiment: Operation “Candid Camera” (April 29, 2013). Presentation, 13th Jerry Lee Capitol Hill Symposium on Evidence-Based Crime Policy.

Farrar, Tony & Ariel, Barak. Self-awareness to being watched and socially-desirable behavior: A field experiment on the effect of body-worn cameras on police use-of-force (March, 2013). Police Foundation.

Hayes, Jonathan & Ericson, Lars. A Primer on Body Worn Cameras for law Enforcement (September, 2012). U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice, Sensor, Surveillance, and Biometric Technologies Center of Excellence.

Office of Police Ombudsman 2011 Annual Report: “Trust but Verify”. Attachment G. Body-Worn Video & Law Enforcement: An Overview of the Common Concerns Associated With Its Use. (February 2012). Spokane, WA.

Draisin, Lilian. Police Technology: An analysis of in-car cameras and body worn cameras (April 2011). University of Central Florida, Public Administration Department.

Harris, David A., Picture This: Body Worn Video Devices (‘Head Cams’) as Tools for Ensuring Fourth Amendment Compliance by Police (April 27, 2010). Texas Tech Law Review, Forthcoming; U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2010-13.

International Association of Chiefs of Police. The Impact of Video Evidence on Modern Policing: Research and Best Practices from the IACP Study on In-Car Cameras. (2005). Alexandria, VA: International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Gould, Jon B., & Stephen D. Mastrofski. Suspect Searches: Assessing Police Behavior under the U.S. Constitution. Criminology & Public Policy, 3(3), 2004: 315-362.

 

Media

 

Columbia Journalism Review 10/23/2017 > Police turn body cams into tools for public relations, not accountability

Intercept 08/05/2017 > Videos of Baltimore cops allegedly planting evidence test body camera programs

MPR News 07/27/2017 > Most Minn. body-cam policies leave usage to cops’ discretion

KOMO News 07/22/2017 > Some Seattle police will start wearing body cameras Saturday

Vox 07/21/2017 > The failure of police body cameras

The Verge 07/20/2017 > Exclusive: Minneapolis police had body cams that should have automatically recorded Justine Damond’s killing

Baltimore City Paper 07/20/2017 > After bodycam story goes national, Mosby offers SAO’s account; public defender responds

New York Times 07/19/2017 > After Minneapolis Police Shooting, Many Ask: Why Wasn’t Body Camera On?

Geekwire 07/17/2017 > Seattle police to wear body cameras after mayor signs executive order

Injustice Today 07/17/2017 > In Minneapolis, a fatal police shooting raises important questions about body cameras

Seattle Times 07/17.2017 > Rebuffing union, Mayor Murray orders Seattle police to begin wearing body cameras

Spectrum News NY1 07/12/2017 > NY1 ItCH: Going Hollywood with the NYPD

Spectrum News NY1 07/12/2017 > NY1 gets first glimpse of NYPD body camera footage

San Francisco Examiner 07/03/2017 > Inconsistent audio on SFPD body cameras prompts transparency concerns

Denver Post 07/01/2017 > Denver Police Department issues body cameras to off-duty officers and sergeants

Huffington Post 06/15/2017 > Policing Risk: Could Lawyers Stop Tech’s New Vision for Police Body-Worn Cameras?

The Verge 06/14/2017 > Inside the ACLU’s nationwide campaign to curb police surveillance

The Verge 06/12/2017 > Police body camera footage is becoming a state secret

Stanford Engineering 06/05/2017 > A study finds racial disparities in police officers’ use of language

Washington Post 06/01/2017 > Body cameras are key for police accountability. We can’t let them erode privacy rights

WCPO 05/16/2017 > Faulty police radios endangering officers’ lives, local FOP president says

New York Times 05/06/2017 > Body Cams Work, if They’re Used Right

Medium 05/04/2017 > Perspectives from the Latino Community on Policing and Body Worn Cameras

Ars Technica 05/04/2017 > Cop fakes body cam footage, prosecutors drop drug charges

New York Times 04/21/2017 > Judge Clears Way for Police Body Cameras in New York

The Street 04/07/2017 > There Is an Epic Brawl Brewing Between Body-Camera Makers Axon and Vievu

Slate 04/05/2017 > Free Police Body Cameras Come With a Price

Ars Technica 04/05/2017 > Taser stuns law enforcement world, offers free body cameras to all US police

TechDirt 03/01/2017 > Body Worn Cameras Continue To Reduce Police Misconduct, Citizen Complaints In San Diego

KUOW Seattle 03/01/2017 > Seattle police will soon have body cameras, and the ACLU is not happy about it

The Root 02/26/2017 > Chicago Pol Introduces ‘Laquan McDonald Camera Act’

Dayton Daily News 02/24/2017 > City refuses to release body cam footage in fatal police shooting

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 02/22/2017 > Pittsburgh doesn’t release police camera video

Burlington Free Press 02/22/2017 > Burlington officer resigns amid perjury investigation

San Diego Union-Tribune 02/08/2017 > Report: SDPD body cameras reducing misconduct, aggressive use of force

DNA Info 02/03/2017 > NYPD’s Body Camera Manufacturer Called ‘Faulty’ by Other Police Departments

Chillicothe Gazette 01/21/2017 > Chillicothe police stop using body cams, buying new ones

Buzzfeed 01/18/2017 > Blue Lies Matter

Pew Research Center 01/11/2017 > Behind the Badge

New York Times 01/06/2017 > With Rise of Body Cameras, New Tests of Transparency and Trust

StateScoop 12/29/2016 > Civil unrest, higher expectations and smarter devices changed the face of city technology in 2016

New York Post 12/26/2016 > City to pay NYPD cops more to wear body cameras

Vocativ 12/22/2016 > DOJ Study: Police-Worn Body Cameras Increasingly Recognize Your Face

Reveal 12/21/2016 > Cop camera footage: Public record or police property?

Cleveland Plain Dealer 12/20/2016 > Ohio Supreme Court finds delayed release of body cam video in police shooting death ‘reasonable’

ACLU 12/1/2016 > If Cops Don’t Turn on Their Body Cameras, Courts Should Instruct Juries to Think Twice about Their Testimony

Wall Street Journal 11/23/2016 > Police Body Cameras Don’t Reduce Use of Force: Study

The Conversation 10/27/2016 > Body-worn cameras are not a panacea for poor policing

Fast Company 10/27/2016 > Why Body Camera Programs Fail

KCRW Santa Monica 10/24/2016 > Dash cams, body cams and unintended consequences

Economist 10/22/2016 > The long lens of the law: Fitting officers with cameras is good for the public and the police alike

New York Times Magazine 10/18/2016 > Should We See Everything a Cop Sees?

Los Angeles Times 10/12/2016 > Clashes erupt in Portland, Ore., over new police rules

New York Times 10/12/2016 > New York to Pick Start-Up Over the Industry Leader for Police Body Cameras

KPNX 12 News Arizona 10/11/2016 > TASER unveils improved body cameras

Huffington Post 10/10/2016 > Here’s How Police Could End Up Making Body Cameras Mostly Useless

Los Angeles Times 10/06/2016 > A legal case against the LAPD’s policy of keeping videos secret

WAMU American University Radio 10/05/2016 > Police Said She Had An Open Container. Her Lawyer Asked For Body Camera Video.

ACLU 10/24/2016 > Is Your City Destined To Be The Next Charlotte? A Hard Lesson In Police Body Camera Policies

The Atlantic 09/31/2016 > Body Cameras Are Betraying Their Promise

University of Cambridge 09/29/2016 > Use of body-worn cameras sees complaints against police ‘virtually vanish’, study finds

Talking Points Memo 09/29/2016 > Study: Police Using Body Cameras See Huge Drop In Complaints

Vox 08/22/2016 > Police body cameras, explained

Daily Courier 08/19/2016 > Prescott Police Chief: No body cameras for police any time soon

WLWT 08/17/2016 > CPD body cameras: How long does it take for video to be handed over?

Daily News 08/17/2016 > Boston police commissioner to force cops to participate in body camera pilot program after no one volunteered  

Newsworks 08/17/2016 > Activists push Philly police for hearings on body-camera policy

San Antonio Express-News 08/17/2016 > Police union demanded payment for reform

Cincinnati Enquirer 08/17/2016 > FOP: Police deserve pay for body cams’ extra scrutiny

Cincinnati Enquirer 08/16/2016 > FOP to city: Pay us to wear body cameras

Bloomberg 08/16/2016 > Let the Public See the Milwaukee Police Video

Associated Press 08/14/2016 > Volunteers lacking for Boston police body camera program

CommonWealth 08/12/2016 > Do police body cameras work? Evidence points toward benefits, but they’re costly and not a cure-all

WVXU 08/10/2016 > Body Cam Rollout Begins, FOP Threatens Legal Action

AM New York 08/09/2016 > NYPD body camera program delayed by several months, court document shows

Chicago Tribune 08/09/2016 > Chicago police: Body camera didn’t record cop’s fatal shooting of teen in back

Columbus Dispatch 07/29/2016 > Panel offers best-practices conclusions on police body cameras

WLWT 07/28/2016 > Another delay for rollout of CPD body cameras: Contract ‘took longer than expected,’ city manager says

Cincinnati Enquirer 07/23/2016 > Where is the video from deputy shooting?

Motherboard 07/18/2016 > Taser Plans to Livestream Police Body Camera Footage to the Cloud by 2017

WCPO 07/12/2016 > Cincinnati releases policy for police body cams

Pacific Standard 07/12/2016 > Inside the Police-Industrial Complex

Bloomberg 07/12/2016 > Will a Camera on Every Cop Make Everyone Safer? Taser Thinks So: How the stun-gun maker plans to monopolize the body cam market.

ABC 11 Raleigh-Durham 07/12/2016 > New law makes police cam footage off limits to public

Cleveland.com 07/11/2016 > Ohio bill would provide privacy exemptions for releasing police body cam videos

San Jose Inside 07/11/2016 > SJPD to Officially Launch Body-Worn Cameras on Wednesday

Vox 07/07/2016 > We’ve been watching videos of police shootings for years. It’s time they meant something.

Heavy 07/06/2016 > State Rep: BOTH Body Cameras Fell Off & Didn’t Record in Alton Sterling Shooting

East Bay Express 07/05/2016 > Judge Rules Hayward Misinterpreted Records Law After Charging $3,247 for Police Body Camera Video

Journalist’s Resource 07/01/2016 > Do body cameras change how police interact with the public?

The Daily Dot 06/29/2016 > How police body cameras change our perception of right and wrong

WCPO 06/27/2016 > TIMELINE: Embracing police body cameras in Cincinnati

Los Angeles Times 06/28/2016 > Police transparency reaches a stalemate at the Capitol

Chicago Tribune 06/24/2016 > Round Lake Park cops sue village over body camera bathroom videos

Daily Herald 06/24/2016 > Round Lake Park officers sue department over body cameras

Star Tribune 06/22/2016 > BCA releases bodycam video from Burnsville officer-involved shooting

Los Angeles Daily News 06/22/2016 > LA City Council signs off on LAPD body camera contract

Los Angeles Times 06/22/2016 > City Council vote resumes $57.6-million rollout of LAPD body cameras

Los Angeles Times 06/22/2016 > Civil libertarians see danger in bill that seeks to delay release of body camera recordings

Time Warner Cable 06/21/2016 > Austin’s $17M Body Camera Contract Protested by Losing Bidder

Huffington Post 06/20/2016 > Activists on Film: Police Body Cameras and the First Amendment

Marshall Project 06/16/2016 > I’m a Cop Who Went Viral for Not Killing a Man: A play-by-play of a police-involved shooting in Ohio

News 9 Oklahoma City 06/15/2016 > OKC Police Officers To No Longer Wear Body Cameras

Verge 06/15/2016 > Can a patent suit force police to stop using body cameras they spent millions of dollars on?

Wired 06/10/2016 > For One Police Force, Body Cams Are Critical—Not Annoying

Route 50 06/09/2016 > North Carolina Wants To Ban Public Access to Police Camera Footage

Time Warner Cable 06/09/2016 > Austin City Council Delays $17M Body Camera Purchase

Ars Technica 06/07/2016 > Dashcam footage of cop tasing, dragging, and dropping teen is unsealed

Cato 06/03/2016 > San Francisco Body Camera Plan Botches Officer Viewing Compromise

Chicago Tribune 06/03/2016 > Video release of police shootings, incidents marks seismic shift in Chicago’s secrecy

Seeking Alpha 05/29/2016 > Taser International: A Tale Of 2 Businesses

SF Gate 05/31/2016 > SF cops could have body cameras by August after union vote

Forbes 05/31/2016 > Cleveland Riot Police Won’t Wear Body Cameras At GOP Convention

Reuters 05/10/2016 > Missouri lawmakers pass bill to restrict viewing of police camera footage

Route Fifty 05/08/2016 > Justice Department Crafting Body Camera Catalog for Local Police Forces

NBC News 05/08/2016 > Body Cameras Win Converts Among Police Officers on the Beat

NBC 7 San Diego 05/07/2016 > DA Releases Video in Officer-Involved Shootings

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 05/03/2016 > Police begin wider body camera use after months of testing

WBUR Boston 04/29/2016 > Boston Police Will Roll Out Body Camera Pilot Program, But Policy Questions Remain

Orlando Sentinel 04/28/2016 > OPD files ethics complaints against 2 officers for outside employment with body cam company

Body cameras: High-profile police beating has Bay Area agencies rethinking rules for usage

Star-Telegram 04/21/2016 > Busted by body cam: Fort Worth officer accused of lying, fired

Edmonton Sun 04/16/2016 > Phone cameras everywhere stressing out police, says Edmonton chief

CBC News 04/06/2016 > Police body cameras show promise, but raise questions

CityBeat 04/05/2016 > Unrest in OTR: 15 Years Later. What’s changed — and what hasn’t

Times-Picayune 04/04/2016 > Police body-cam footage doesn’t always end an argument

Nick Selby 04/02/2016 > Some More Thoughts On Body-Worn Cameras

New York Times 04/01/2016 > Police Body Cameras: What Do You See?

USA Today 04/01/2016 > Body cameras can’t solve all our problems: Column

Miami Herald 03/27/2016 > Police body-cam recording of defense attorney causes stir in Miami-Dade

Los Angeles Times 03/20/2016 > Who gets to see police body camera footage? State lawmakers may decide this year

News & Observer 03/15/2016 > Raleigh to adopt body cameras for police officers

Nick Selby 03/12/2016 > Police Body Cameras: The Best Thinking So Far

Reveal 03/09/2016 > With Evidence.com, Taser looks to cash in on police brutality debate

NY1 News 03/08/2016 > NYPD Holds Firm in Opposition to NY1 Request for Access to Unedited Video from Police Body Cams

Wall Street Journal 03/07/2016 > After Ferguson, Cities Face a Body-Cam Dilemma

NJ.com 03/06/2016 > What police records should be public? Supreme Court to decide

News & Observer 03/05/2016 > Despite shooting in Raleigh, Garner Police Department sees no rush for body cameras

Vox 03/03/2016 > How video changed Americans’ views toward the police, 25 years after Rodney King

L.A. Times 03/03/2016 > 25 years after Rodney King, video still isn’t enough to stop police brutality

Washington Post 03/02/2016 > What do we know about police body cameras? Survey says: Not much

South Bend Tribune 02/25/2016 > Indiana body cam bill overhauled in favor of video release

NPR 02/25/2016 > Piecing Together America’s Patchwork Quilt Of Body Cam Laws

Indianapolis Star 02/24/2016 > Police body camera bill clears hurdle in Senate

Legal Intelligencer 02/23/2016 > No First Amendment Right to Filming Police, Court Finds

Washington Post 02/23/2016 > No First Amendment right to videorecord police unless you are challenging the police at the time

Washington Post 02/22/2016 > When police shootings are caught on tape, agencies split on releasing video

Route 50 02/22/2016 > Prosecutors’ Perspective on Police Body-Worn Cameras

Lawrence Journal-World 02/22/2016 > Legislation aims to make police body camera footage unavailable absent a court order

Route 50 02/21/2016 > Sound Advice When Implementing Police Body Camera Programs

City Beat 02/19/2016 > Morning News and Stuff: Sheriff body cameras delayed

Cincinnati Enquirer 02/16/2016 > Body cam testing starts Feb. 28

WNCN Raleigh 02/11/2016 > Police body camera vote looms before Durham City Council

WLKY Louisville 02/10/2016 > Senate to hear bill to let police withhold body camera video

New York Times 02/09/2016 > Ex-Vegas Officer, Department Sued in Body Camera Force Case

Washington Post 02/05/2016 > A new report shows the limits of police body cameras

Brennan Center 02/05/2016 > How Do Police-Worn Body Camera Programs Actually Work?

Albuquerque Journal 02/05/2016 > Study finds APD lapel camera policy is confusing

ACLU 01/29/2016 > Body Cameras Should Not Be Live-Streamed

Time 01/25/2016 > Storing Body Cam Data is the Next Big Challenge for Police

State Tech 01/25/2016 > Body and In-Vehicle Cameras Are Win-Win Technologies for Police, Communities

Cincinnati Enquirer 01/14/2016 > Black backs off request to keep body cam video secret

WCPO 01/10/2016 > Hamilton Co. Sheriff’s deputies set to wear body cams by end of March

Chicago Sun-Times 01/06/2016 > 22 CPD officers disciplined amid surge in video, audio usage

Indy Week 01/06/2016 > What good are Durham Police Department body cameras if the public can’t see what’s on them?

StateScoop 12/29/2015 > Body camera bills explode in popularity among state lawmakers in 2015

Cincinnati Enquirer 12/30/2016 > Supreme Court allows Enquirer camera lawsuits to continue

Columbus Dispatch 12/30/2015 > Lawsuits over police video can proceed, Ohio Supreme Court rules

Washington Pst 12/30/2015 > Every D.C. police patrol officer will wear a body camera by next summer

New Yorker 12/28/2015 > Bad Cops, Good Cops

Washington Post 12/26/2015 > Six important takeaways from The Washington Post’s police shootings investigation

Washington Post 12/26/2015 > A year of reckoning: Police fatally shoot nearly 1,000

The Register 12/21/2015 > Chicago cops under fire for astonishingly high dashcam, mic failures

Government Technology 12/18/2015 > Minnesota Lawmakers Debate Body Cams, Pit Privacy Against Accountability

Baltimore Sun 12/18/2015 > Footage from body cameras shows Baltimore officers on the job, and getting used to filming

Chicago Sun-Times 12/18/2015 > 22 Police Shootings — and No Audio in Any

Democracy Now 12/17/2015 > Fire Bad Cops, Let Victims Speak, Turn On Body Cameras: Ben Jealous Calls for Police Reform

MSNBC 12/17/2015 > Did Virginia police mislead investigators about deadly hospital tasing?

StateScoop 12/11/2015 > Yale researchers demand public access to police body camera footage

Daily Beast 12/07/2015 > Why Chicago Cop Videos Are Missing Audio

DNAinfo 12/07/2015 > Are Police Turning Off Dashcam Audio On Purpose? Alvarez Questions CPD

Chicago Tribune 12/05/2015 > Laquan McDonald police reports differ dramatically from video

Chicago Tribune 12/03/2015 > Number of cops charged in shootings tripled in 2015

WCPO 12/02/2015 > Deters details Sonny Kim shooting using edited dashcam video

Washington Post 12/01/2015 > Bulk of D.C. body camera footage will be available to the public

New Yorker 12/01/2015 > Before Laquan McDonald, a Chicago Police Shooting with No Video

Chicago Tribune 11/29/2015 > Four new Laquan McDonald shooting videos raise more questions

Democracy Now 11/27/2015 > Ta-Nehisi Coates on Police Brutality: “The Violence is Not New, It’s the Cameras That are New”

Playboy 11/25/2015 > A New Breed of Activists are Turning Cameras on the Police

Route 50 11/23/2015 > With Body-Worn Cameras, Here Comes the Hard Part

Seattle Times 11/22/2015 > Group pushing for public records, more police accountability

Wired 11/19/2015 > Bouncers and council officials with body cams ‘posing privacy risk’

Washington Post 11/18/2015 > Process for viewing video from police body cameras is about to get clearer in D.C.

The Verge 11/16/2015 > Who controls the cop cam? The politics and business behind the push for police cameras

GCN 11/13/2015 > Body cams for police? Yes. Policies on usage? Not so much.

StateScoop 11/10/2015 > Police endanger civil rights with body camera policies, report says

City of Orlando 11/09/2015 > OPD/USF Body Camera Study Complete

Associated Press 11/06/2015 > U.S. Border Patrol Staff Reject Body Cameras

Los Angeles Times 11/06/2015 > Should Border Patrol require body cameras? Internal review says no

Baltimore Sun 11/03/2015 > Baltimore police officers begin wearing body cameras

NPR 10/30/2015 > Stealth Mode? Built-in Monitor? Not All Body Cameras Are Created Equal

CATO 10/27/2015 > Watching the Watchmen: Best Practices for Police Body Cameras

New York Time 10/27/2015 > Political Lies About Police Brutality

City Paper 10/27/2015 > After scrutiny, Baltimore Police Department releases body-camera policy

Baltimore Sun 10/27/2015 > Document: Baltimore Police Department’s body worn camera policy

City Paper 10/26/2015 > BPD touts body-camera pilot program, full list of guidelines not released

Baltimore Sun 10/26/2015 > Baltimore police officers begin wearing body cameras

The Hill 10/26/2015 > Poll: Overwhelming majority want police to wear body cameras

ABC News 10/24/2015 > LAPD Outfitting Every Officer With Body Cams

Orlando Sentinel 10/23/2015 > S. Fla. death bolsters case for cameras: Where we stand

Tampa Tribune 10/19/2015 > Editorial: USF study on police body cameras is proof they are needed

Route 50 10/15/2015 > What Body Camera Data Should Police Collect and When?

Government and Technology 10/13/2015 > Police Body Cameras Offer Sense of Trust, Study Shows

Guardian 10/13/2015 > Donald Drumpf tells the Guardian police body cameras ‘need federal funding’

Huffington Post 10/13/2015 > Complaints When Cops Wear Body Cameras

Tampa Bay Times 10/12/2015 > University of South Florida study: body cameras help police do their jobs better

SaintPetersBlog 10/12/2015 > USF/Orlando PD study finds police body cameras reduce citizen complaints

Tampa Bay Times 10/12/2015 > University of South Florida study: body cameras help police do their jobs better

.Mic 10/10/2015 > If We Want to Throw Body Cameras on Every Police Officer, We’re Going to Need Better Laws

Atlantic 10/10/2015 > Many Police Departments Have Dismal Body-Camera Laws

Orlando Sentinel 10/09/2015 > Study: OPD body cams help reduce complaints, injuries

My Central Jersey 10/09/2015 > NJ judge warns police videos will be kept secret

Cincinnati Enquirer 10/09/2015 > DuBose media discussion: ‘The story has not yet concluded’

Washington Post 10/09/2015 > A body cam caught a Cleveland cop acting heroically. So why are cops afraid of them?

Washington Post 10/08/2015 > Of 138 bills, only eight provide a pathway to police body cameras

Washington Post 10/08/2015 > Police withhold videos despite vows of transparency

Washington Post 10/08/2015 > Fatal Police Shootings Captured By Body Cameras, 2015

Washington Post 10/08/2015 > ‘YouTube effect’ has left police officers under siege, law enforcement leaders say

Orange County Register 10/02/2015 > Public must be allowed to watch watchmen

Journalist’s Resource 10/02/2015 > Do body cameras change how police interact with the public?

Washington Post 10/02/2015 > Show us the footage

Citylab 09/30/2015 > When Independent Police Oversight Becomes Too Independent

News Tribune 09/29/2015 > Police body cameras back before Legislature

Forbes 09/28/2015 > Body Camera Studies Aren’t Conclusive–Mandate Them Anyway

St. Paul Pioneer Press 09/23/2015 > Police body cameras making a difference? Still unclear

Route 50 09/20/2015 > These Are the Police Body Camera Questions State and Local Stakeholders Must Address Quickly

WBUR Boston 09/17/2015 > Local Civil Rights Groups Release Proposed Policy On Police Body Cameras

WCPO 09/12/2015 > Cincinnati police may have body cameras in first months of 2016

Time 09/11/2015 > Body Cams Are Worth the Loss of Privacy

Time 08/27/2015  Los Angeles Police to Launch Largest Body Cam Program in U.S.

Los Angeles Times 08/24/2015 > What’s the right police body camera policy?

Marshall Project 08/13/2015 > Should Cops Get to Review the Video Before They Report?

OnWindows 08/12/2015 > The new police report: exploring the use of body-worn cameras

Forbes 08/12/2015 > DC Mayor’s Body Cam Proposal Is Better Than Some, But It Could Be Improved

Cincinnati Enquirer 08/08/2015 > Why don’t more police depts have body cameras?

WCPO 08/06/2015 > Warren County prosecutor: Ohio law must catch up with technology for body cams

WCPO 08/03/2015 > Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell talks body cameras, anti-violence plan with City Council

American Bar Association 08/01/2015 > ABA Task Force on Law Enforcement Body Camera to establish best practices, address individual liberties

Wired 07/31/2015 > Should Body-cam Video Always Go Public? It’s Complicated

Forbes 07/31/2015 > Two Takeaways From Samuel DuBose’s Killing

WCPO 07/30/2015 > More Cincinnati area police want body cameras, but logistics holding up the process

CityLab 07/30/2015 > Police Body Cameras: Coming Everywhere in 3 to 5 Years

Cincinnati Enquirer 07/30/2015 > More push for police body cameras

Star-Ledger 07/30/2015 > Police body cameras make sense – in theory | Editorial

Los Angeles Times 07/30/2015 > Cincinnati body-cam images made us players in a video game

New York Times 07/30/2015 > Glare of Video Is Shifting Public’s View of Police

New York Times 07/30/2015 > The Videos That Are Putting Race and Policing Into Sharp Relief

Vox 07/30/2015 > Police body cameras, explained

CATO Institue 07/29/2015 > DuBose Killing Highlights Importance of Police Body Cameras

Route Fifty 07/28/2015 > Where Major Cities Stand on Police Body Cam Implementation

ACLU Ohio 07/27/2015 > Transparency Is Key for Police Body Cameras

Wall Street Journal 07/15/2015 > Cost of Police-Misconduct Cases Soars in Big U.S. Cities

Time 07/07/2015 > Sheriffs Are Lonely Holdouts as Police Body Cameras Grow in Use

Tampa Bay Times 06/28/2015 > Tampa Bay law enforcement divided on the use of body cameras

Business Insider 06/19/2015 > Video of Chicago cop opening fire on a car full of unarmed black teens is ‘disturbing on a whole new level’

Reveal 06/02/2015 > Law and Disorder 2: Citizens, cameras and cops

Medium 05/22/2015 > The Body Cam Hacker Who Schooled the Police

Reveal 05/09/2015 > With Evidence.com, Taser looks to cash in on police brutality debate

On the Media 05/08/2015 > The Police Body Cam Conundrum

Time 05/04/2015 > The Problem With Police Body Cameras

CATO Institute 05/04/2015 > We Should Be Wary of Federal Body Camera Funds

Los Angeles Times 04/28/2015 > Divided Police Commission approves rules for LAPD body cameras

The Atlantic 04/26/2015 > What Good Is a Video You Can’t See?

New York Times 04/26/2015 > Downside of Police Body Cameras: Your Arrest Hits YouTube

The Stranger 04/23/2015 > What the Future of Policing in Seattle Looks Like, According to the SPD’s New Technology Boss

Daily Dot 04/17/2015 > The great police body-cam debate

Washington Post 04/17/2015 > As police body cameras catch on, a debate surfaces: Who gets to watch?

Al Jazeera America 04/17/2015 > Body cameras could transform policing – for the worse

Politico Magazine 04/11/2015 > My Son Might Be Alive Today If Police Wore Body Cameras

Rare 04/09/2015 > Even the damning video of a cop killing Walter Scott doesn’t guarantee justice will be served

Los Angeles Times 04/09/2015 > Video of Walter Scott killing is but a glimpse of police misconduct

Democracy Now 04/09/2015 > After Cop’s Shooting of Unarmed Walter Scott Caught on Video, New Calls for Body Cameras on Police

Washington Post 04/08/2015 > How video of the fatal South Carolina police shooting reignites the body camera debate

The Atlantic 04/08/2015 > The Courage of Bystanders Who Press ‘Record’

WKSU 89.7 Kent State 04/07/2015 > Civilians who oversee police talk body cams and bigger issues in Akron

CATO Institute > 04/03/2015 > When It Comes to Police Body Cameras, Federalism Is Key

Los Angeles Times 03/31/2015 > LAPD expects to start deploying body cameras this summer

Los Angeles Times 03/27/2015 > LAPD not sufficiently checking patrol car videos for officer misconduct, audit finds

ACLU 03/27/2015 > Body Cameras on Police in Schools

ACLU 03/24/2015 > Police Body Cameras: The Lessons of Albuquerque

Los Angeles Times 03/18/2015 > San Diego police body camera report: Fewer complaints, less use of force

The Stranger 03/05/2015 > Seattle Police Department Leader Gets Transparency Award for Bodycam Program

Vox 03/03/2015 > Body cameras for police are crucial. But they’re not a cure-all.

Washington Post 03/02/2015 > WH Task Force: All police shootings should be independently reviewed

Ars Technica 02/18/2015 > Dash cam shows police striking suspect until cop turns off recording

Los Angeles Times 02/05/2015 > A fight over access to video from LAPD body cameras is shaping up

USA Today 01/19/2015 > Voices: How wearing a video camera changes behavior

Vox 01/13/2015 > Why police should wear body cameras — and why they shouldn’t

ACLU 01/13/2015 > Should Officers Be Permitted to View Body Camera Footage Before Writing Their Reports?

The Nation 12/19/2014 > The Cops Hate Being Filmed. So Why Are They OK With Body Cameras?

Seattle Times 12/19/2014 > Seattle police-hosted hackathon declared a success

ACLU 12/18/2014 > Police Need to Make Body-Camera Policies Transparent

ACLU 12/18/2014 > Police Shouldn’t Just Film Themselves Being Santa’s Helpers

Los Angeles Times 12/17/2014 > Have a full and open debate on rules for LAPD body cameras

LA Weekly 12/16/2014 > Will LAPD Cops Get to Watch Body Camera Video Before Writing Their Reports?

Ars Technica 12/16/2014 > Oakland cops disciplined 24 times for failing to turn on body-worn cameras

WVUE Fox 8 New Orleans 12/15/2014 > Officer involved in Monday shooting had body cam turned off

WCPO 12/12/2014 > CNN: Chief Jeffrey Blackwell talks to Carol Costello about policing issues

Yahoo! Tech 12/09/2014 > 3 Questions to Ask Before Putting Cameras on Cops

WXIX Fox 19 12/09/2014 > Chief Blackwell wants body cameras for all officers

Fusion 12/08/2014 > Investigation of five cities finds body cameras usually help police

Electronic Frontier Foundation 12/08/2014 > Obama’s Plan for Better Policing: The Good, the Bad, and the Body Cameras

Cincinnati Enquirer 12/08/2014 > Body cams for CPD could cost up to $1.5M

Local 12 WKRC 12/08/2014 > CPD: All patrol officers should have body cameras

CityLab 12/08/2014 > How One Small Idaho City Has Embraced Body Cameras

The Atlantic 12/05/2014 > Seen It All Before: 10 Predictions About Police Body Cameras

We Charge Genocide 12/05/2014 > Cops and Cameras

Vox 12/03/2014 > A body camera wouldn’t have made a difference for Eric Garner

The Atlantic 12/03/2014 > Do Police Body Cameras Actually Work?

Washington Post 12/03/2014 > The body-camera industry is ‘feeling phenomenal’ after Ferguson

Wall Street Journal 12/03/2014 > Body Cameras Put New Pressure on Police: What Happens if Officers Don’t Turn Their Cameras On?

Wall Street Journal 12/03/2014 > New Tech, New Pressures

Marshall Project 12/02/2014 > What You Need to Know About Body Cameras Police cams are all the rage. Are they the answer?

Vox 12/01/2014 > How body cameras could change police

Vox 12/01/2014 > Obama wants to put body cameras on 50,000 more cops

Los Angeles Times 12/01/2014 > Obama seeks $263 million for training, body cameras for local police

Vox 11/24/2014 > Michael Brown’s family said police should adopt body cameras. They’re right.

Scientific American 11/18/2014 > Cities Want Cops to Wear Cameras, but Technology Could Heighten Distrust If Not Carefully Used

MYNorthwest 11/12/2014 > Man’s requests for thousands of police body-cam videos bogging down departments

KOMO News 4 Seattle 11/10/2014 > Influx of records requests may force police to drop body cams

Columbus Dispatch 11/10/2014 > Eyeglass-mounted video cameras earn police respect

PINAC 11/07/2014 > Retired Cop Speaks on Body Cams and Lack of Protection for Cops Who Cross Blue Line

Local 12 WKRC Cincinnati 11/06/2014 > Cincinnati councilwoman rides along with local police

Time Warner Cable News 11/06/2014 > Panel Considers Changes to State Public Records Law to Include Video

RT 11/03/2014 > Baltimore mayor wants to stop police body camera bill

The Crime Report 11/03/2014 > High-Speed Policing

RT 10/31/2014 > Albuquerque police face sweeping reforms after excessive force allegations

CATO Institute 10/23/2014 > Cops on Camera: Tech Solutions to Police Militarization & Misconduct

Vox 10/06/2014 > How body cameras could change police

Vox 10/06/2014 > Cops on camera: These powerful video clips show why recording the police is so important

New York Times 09/27/2014 > Today’s Police Put On a Gun and a Camera

Vox 09/27/2014 > Video footage was supposed to offer jurors objective evidence. Sometimes, it doesn’t.

Los Angeles Times 09/27/2014 > Growing use of police body cameras raises privacy concerns

Huffington Post 09/25/2014 > Co-founder Of We Copwatch Jacob Crawford: I’m ‘Highly Suspicious’ Of Police Body Cameras

RT 09/25/2014 > ‘Unbiased witness’: DC police to wear body cameras in $1mn pilot program

Journal-News 9/19/2014 > Seeing is believing in police-citizen encounters Body camera producer says devices guard evidence ‘from the chest to the courtroom.’

Police ONE 09/17/2014 > Video: Ohio standoff ends in fatal shooting of suicidal man

LEO Affairs 09/17/2014 > Body Camera Raw Footage: Cincinnati police shoot and kill man touting gun

WCPO 09/16/2014 > Audio from body camera corroborates witness, police accounts in Christopher Mitchell killing

WVXU 09/16/2014 > Body cam appears to corroborate Cincinnati Police shooting story

Cincinnati Enquirer 09/15/2014 > Police ‘fired enough to stop the threat,’ killing man

USA Today 09/12/2014 > Police body cameras offer benefits, require training

RT 09/06/2014 > NYPD to test body cameras on officers this fall

KPTV Fox12 Oregon > 09/06/2014 > Police bureau, mayor’s office considering body cameras for officers

NPR 09/05/2014 > Can Body Cameras ‘Civilize’ Police Encounters?

PINAC 09/04/2014 > Albuquerque Police Continue to Thwart Transparency by Refusing to Release Footage from Shooting Death

Slate 09/02/2014 > Three Myths About Police Body Cams

The Verge 09/02/2014 > Ferguson police trial body cameras following mass protests

RT 09/02/2014 > Cop cam: Ferguson police to wear body cameras

KSL Salt Lake City 09/02/2014 > 83 percent of Utahns want body cameras on police officers, poll shows

NPR 09/02/2014 > Using Technology To Counter Police Mistrust Is Complicated

ABC News 09/01/2014 > Ferguson Police Receive Body Camera Donation

Spokesman-Review 08/31/2014 > Rules for body cameras worn by Spokane police in flux

Fox 19 08/30/2014 > Congressman wants body cameras for all police agencies

USA Today 08/28/2014 > Ferguson fuels 387% gain in Digital Ally

Huffington Post 08/28/2014 > Denver Police Chief: Only Bad Cops Fear Wearing Body Cams

Denver Post 08/27/2014 > Denver police are asking for 800 body cameras for officers

Diane Rehm Show 08/26/2014 > Assessing Police Practices And The Use Of Deadly Force

Reason.com 08/24/2014 > Should Cops Wear Body Cameras? One Ex-Cop Says Yes.

NPR 08/23/2014 > Even Police Body Cameras Can Lose Sight Of The Truth

ABC News 08/23/2014 > After Ferguson: Calls for Police ‘Body Cameras’

Vox 08/19/2014 > The Michael Brown shooting shows why police should wear body cameras

Wall Street Journal 08/18/2014 > What Happens When Police Officers Wear Body Cameras

Slate 08/15/2014 > Tape Everything

WLWT News 5 Cincinnati 08/14/2014 > Cincinnati D3 officers to wear cameras as part of pilot program: Officers will wear cameras, record all interactions

Democracy Now 08/05/2014 > New York Police Killing of Eric Garner Spurs Debate on Chokeholds & Filming Officer Misconduct

The Free Thought Project 06/30/2014 > Cop With History of ‘Malfunctioning’ Body Cam Shoots 19-year-old Girl. Yep, Another ‘Malfunction’

NPR 05/22/2014 > Can Cop-Worn Cameras Restore Faith In New Orleans Police?

Albuquerque Journal 05/22/2014 > No video of Mary Hawkes shooting, APD says

Washington Post 05/12/2014 > Putting cameras on police officers is an idea whose time has come

Charlotte Observer 05/11/2014 > Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Foundation gives $250K toward body cameras

KIRO Seattle 05/09/2014 > Seattle police will launch body camera pilot program

The Daily Caller 04/30/2014 > Put cameras on police

CBS 5 Phoenix 04/25/2014 > ASU study shows body cameras make Mesa officers more cautious 

U-T San Diego 04/12/2014 > Privacy an issue with police body cameras

Lancaster Eagle Gazette 04/11/2014 > Caught on camera: Devices will capture all interactions with Lancaster police

Coshocton Tribune 04/11/2014 > Ohio police force now wearing body cameras

WBOC 16 Cambridge MD 04/11/2014 > Cambridge Police Try Out Body Cameras

City A.M. 04/11/2014 > How cameras will change the way we think about the police

Guardian 04/10/2014 > Police to wear digital cameras as part of courts efficiency plan

NBC 7 San Diego 04/10/2014 > SDPOA Has a Lot of Questions About Body Cameras

Daily Tech 04/09/2014 > Cops at Historically Troubled LAPD are Sabotaging Digital Recording Devices

SF Weekly 04/09/2014 > Supervisor John Avalos Calls for Hearings on Body-Mounted Police Cameras

San Francisco bay Guardian 04/09/2014 > Avalos: Should SFPD officers wear body mounted cameras?

Detroit Free Press 04/09/2014 > Detroit Police Department to launch pilot program to evaluate body cameras

MLive 04/09/2014 > Detroit police test on-body cameras that could increase officer safety, improve public interactions

Reason 04/09/2014 > LAPD Cops Sabotaged Equipment Installed to Monitor Them 

Think Progress 04/09/2014 > Los Angeles Cops Tampered With Equipment Meant To Record Police Abuse On The Job

Daily Mail 04/09/2014 > LAPD tampered with in-car recording equipment to avoid being monitored while ON DUTY

Pasadena Star-News 04/09/2014 > LAPD commissioner asks for report on antenna tampering

The Verge 04/09/2014 > LA police officers sabotaged their own voice recorders

Washington Post 04/09/2014 > LAPD audio-recording saga provides another argument for the ‘Missing Video Presumption’

Los Angeles Times 04/08/2014 > LAPD disconnect isn’t good for police or the public 

Los Angeles Times 04/08/2014 > Panel to question LAPD on tampering of officers’ recording gear 

Los Angeles Times 04/08/2014 > Police Commission calls for public airing of LAPD tampering case 

Los Angeles Times 04/08/2014 > LAPD officers tampered with equipment that recorded them on patrol

Ars Technica 04/08/2014 > LAPD officers monkey-wrenched cop-monitoring gear in patrol cars

LAist 04/08/2014 > LAPD Officers In South L.A. Don’t Like Being Recorded 

Newsmax 04/08/2014 > LA Times: Cameras Tampered With in Dozens of Police Cars

KOAT Albuquerque 04/08/2014 > Las Vegas’ DOJ probe very similar to Albuquerque: Sheriff in Las Vegas called in DOJ investigation voluntarily

SFGate 04/08/2014 > S.F. supervisor calls for hearing on police cameras

The Daytona Beach News-Journal 04/08/2014 > Fund transfer from Palm Coast to Sheriff’s Office will lead to more body cameras

The Daytona Beach News-Journal 04/08/2014 > Daytona Beach police: Jermaine Green to officers ‘I’ll kill her’

Los Angeles Times 04/07/2014 > LAPD officers tampered with in-car recording equipment, records show

Albuquerque Journal 04/07/2014 > DOJ to present findings Thursday; City Council meeting on APD’s use of force underway

Reason 04/04/2014 > Reason-Rupe Poll: Half of Americans Think Cops Not Held Accountable

WWLTV New Orleans 04/03/2014 > NOPD officers to start wearing body cameras in next few weeks

KOB4 Albuquerque 04/02/2014 > ACLU wants better use of lapel cams by police 

New Orleans Advocate 04/02/2014 > Body cameras to record all NOPD public interactions

The Times-Picayune 04/02/2014 > NOPD implements mandatory body cameras for field officers

PolicyMic 04/01/2014 > This City’s Police Kill More People Than the NYPD — And That’s Just the Start of the Story

Public CEO 04/01/2014 > How to Ensure ‘Protect and Serve’ Doesn’t Become ‘Protect and Intrude’

KXAN Austin  04/01/2014 > More local police departments look into use of body cameras

Toronto Star 04/01/2014 > Curtis Young case shows need for body-worn cameras on police

BBC 03/31/2014 > Body-worn police cameras in Southern California ‘cut complaints’

BBC 03/31/2014 > Albuquerque protests over New Mexico police shootings

Associated Press 03/31/2014 > Albuquerque Police Face Hundreds Of Protesters

WDSU 6 News New Orleans 03/31/2014 > NOPD body cam training begins 

Simple Justice 03/30/2014 > The Missing Video Presumption

The Wire 03/30/2014 > Hundreds Protest Albuquerque’s Trigger-Happy Police Department

WICS ABC Newschannel 20 Springfield 03/30/2014 > Police Look Into Body Cams

Voice of San Diego 03/28/2014 > Fact Check: Do Police Cameras Decrease Police Complaints?

KGW Portland > Portland police to test wearable video cameras

KREM Portland 03/28/2014 > Portland police to test wearable video cameras

WBIR Knoxville 03/28/2014 > KCSO plans to get body cameras; other depts show success

Durango Herald 03/27/2014 > Body cameras on hold for now: Local law-enforcement agencies are still hands-off with the new technology

KOIN Portland 03/26/2014 > Portland police may test new body cameras

Washington Post 03/26/2014 > Police cameras are great, except when the video goes missing

WFAA Fort Worth 03/25/2014 > Fort Worth approves purchase of 400 more police body cameras

Photography is not a Crime 03/25/2014 > A Study in Contrasts Between Rialto Police and Albuquerque Police in Regards to Body-Mounted Cameras

Orlando Sentinel 03/25/2014 > Slain Windermere Officer German’s camera was off when he met suspects, cops say

Winston-Salem Journal 03/25/2014 > Editorial: Police body cameras: Will improve safety, but strict rules needed

Reason TV 03/25/2014 > Ex Cop: Everyone Behaves Better When They’re on Video

Freedom in Our Time 03/24/2014 > He Cooperated with the Cops — and is Paying the Price: The Ordeal of Mark Byrge

Vice News 03/24/2014 > Grisly Video of Police Shooting Homeless Man Sparks New Mexico Protests

Los Angeles Times 03/24/2014 > San Diego police to undergo federal review amid assault cases

5 Eyewitness News Minneapolis 03/23/2014 > Mpls. Police Body Cameras Could Hit Streets Soon

Tahlequah Daily Press 03/21/2014 > Body cameras capture evidence while protecting the public and officers

Voice of San Diego 03/19/2014 > Police Body Camera Videos Will Stay Private — at Least for Now

Associated Press 03/15/2014 > Questions That Arise When Placing Cameras On Cops

Associated Press 03/15/2014 > Officers’ Body Cameras Raise Privacy Concerns

New York Daily News 03/15/2014 > Police body cameras raise privacy concerns

CNN Money 03/14/2014 > Cameras on cops: Coming to a town near you

Los Angeles Daily News 03/11/2014 > Officials report positive reviews of LAPD’s on-body cameras

KPTM Fox 42 News Ohama 03/03/2014 > City Council Looks In To Body Cameras For Police Officers 

Ben Swann 03/01/2014 > Police Use Of Force Drops 60% When Officers Required To Wear Video Cameras

CBS 4 Denver 03/10/2014 > Denver Police To Get Body Cameras

Land Line 02/28/2014 > New Jersey lawmaker renews police-cam push

New York Daily News 02/25/2014 > Police dash cam video exonerates New Jersey man, leads to indictment of cops 

WABC New York 02/21/2014 > Exclusive: Dashcam video clears NJ man 

Marin Independent Journal 02/20/2014 > Marin watchdog urges police agencies to buy body-worn cameras

Daily Republic 02/19/2014 > Fairfield police add body-worn video cameras

National Post 02/18/2014 > Matt Gurney: Lapel cameras for Toronto cops is good news for everyone

Time Magazine 02/17/2014 > Police Eye Google Glass as Surveillance Tool

Southern California Public Radio 02/04/2014 > LAPD body cameras: 90-day test seeks to answer key questions to create new policy

Sun Sentinel 02/04/2014 > Cops testing body cams in Hallandale: Body-mounted police cameras to capture encounters with the public

Collegian Central 01/31/2014 > Fort Collins Police Body Cameras

Daytona Beach News-Journal 01/28/2014 > Police technology ‘future’ here today with body cameras

WIBW Topeka 01/28/2014 > Police Body Cams Add Another Set Of Eyes And Ears

New Haven Register 01/27/2014 > Hamden council denies cops’ request for more body cameras

NewsWest 9 01/27/2014 > Body Cameras Could Be on the Way to Midland Police Department

Permian Basin 360 01/27/2014 > Midland Police Applies for Grant to Buy Body Cameras

Manteca Bulletin 01/25/2014 > Smile! You’re on police body cam: Manteca officers will start wearing cameras on uniform

The Gleaner 01/24/2014 > Third Eye Not Enough – INDECOM Boss Says Body Camera Insufficient To Boost Public Trust

NBC 4 Washington 01/24/2014 > Lanier: D.C. Cops Will Soon Wear On-Body Cameras

Minnesota Daily 01/23/2014 > MPD to test body cameras

SF Gate 01/23/2014 > S.F. police seek cameras to capture whole picture

Sun Sentinel 01/22/2014 > Police body cameras could lead to unintended developments

Reason.com Hit & Run Blog 01/17/2014 > Los Angeles Police Testing On-Body Cameras – Hooray!

Southern California Public Radio 01/16/2014 > 30 LAPD officers begin testing body cameras on patrol

CBS Los Angeles 01/15/2014 > Los Angeles Police Department officers begin wearing body cameras

Omaha World Herald 01/10/2013 > 6th Omaha police officer loses job over 33rd, Seward Street arrests

The Independent 01/09/2014 > Mark Duggan inquest: Armed police will wear video cameras

BBC 01/09/2014 > Mark Duggan death: Armed police to wear video cameras

Techdirt 01/08/2014 > Internal Affairs Divisions Dismissing 99% Of Misconduct Cases Against New Jersey Police Officers

Fox 4 Dallas-Fort Worth 01/06/2014 > Dallas police testing officer body cameras

Baltimore Sun 01/04/2014 > More police now sporting cameras on their bodies

Salt Lake Tribune 01/02/2014 > Use of body cameras is spreading among Utah police

MinnPost 01/02/2014 > Police departments in Minnesota focus in on body cameras

Columbus Dispatch 12/13/2013 > Cameras becoming part of police’s uniform

Post-Crescent 12/05/2013 > Police turn to body cameras to record interactions with suspects

Star Tribune Minneapolis 12/05/2013 > Body cameras for cops, housing fund make budget cut in Minneapolis

Cincinnati CityBeat 12/04/2013 > Circumstantial Evidence: Malfunctioning police cameras raise more questions than answers

RT 12/04/2013 > Police body cameras in full effect

Standard Examiner 12/03/2013 > Body cameras mandatory for Perry police officers

Reason Magazine 11/26/2013 > Watched Cops are Polite Cops

ABC 13 WVEC 11/25/13 > New tool for police – body cams

The Philadelphia Inquirer 11/25/2013 > A.C. police could soon carry miniature video cameras

3 WRCB Chattanooga 11/25/13 > Georgia Police to start wearing body cams

San Francisco Chronicle 11/21/2013 > S.F. police seek cameras to capture whole picture

PoliceOne.com 11/21/2013 > Brutal brawl with SF police prompts chief to talk body cams

Press of Atlantic City 11/21/2013 > Police body cameras / Promising tech

2 KUTV 11/20/2013 > Park City Police Issued Body Cameras

Southern California Public Radio 11/20/2013 > Chino police to start using on-body cameras by end of year

NBC Bay Area 11/19/2013 > Palo Alto City Council Approves Body-Mounted Cameras

5 NBC DFW 11/19/2013 > Watch Fort Worth Police’s Body Cameras in Action

Las Vegas Sun 11/18/2013 > Police union threatens legal action over Metro’s decision to test body-mounted cameras

Fox 13 News Salt Lake City 11/17/2013 > Police in Park City get new body cameras

The Scotsman > 11/17/2013 > Backing for roll-out of police body cameras

The Telegraph 11/17/2013 > Police body cameras would be ‘distressing’ for public

KENS5 San Antonio 11/14/2013 > South Texas police force to wear body cameras

WCPO 11/14/13 > Orlando Smith: Natalie Cole’s attorney says he will sue Cincinnati cop over crash, missing video

WXIX Fox 19  11/14/13 > Police cameras at center of looming lawsuit

KWTX > 11/13/2013 > Bellmead: Police Dept. To Buy 14 New Body Cameras

WXIX Fox 19  11/13/13 > Dash cams shutting down on cruisers across Cincinnati

WLWT News 5  11/12/13 > Forensic analysis to be done on police cruiser that hit woman in OTR

The Washington Post 11/10/2013 > Police body cameras spur privacy debate

ACLU 11/09/2013 > Police Body-Mounted Cameras: With Right Policies in Place, a Win For All

The Vancouver Sun 11/09/2013 > Cops with cameras: VPD mulls pilot study on body worn video for officers

The Guardian 11/04/2013 > California police use of body cameras cuts violence and complaints

Denver Post 10/31/2013 > Denver police consider outfitting officers with body cameras

WFMY News 2 10/29/2013 > Greensboro Police Wear Body Cameras

CBSDFW.com 10/25/2013 > Dallas Police Chief Considers Body Cams For All Officers

Contra Costa Times 10/25/2013 > Richmond police try out body cameras on patrol

The Globe and Mail 10/25/2013 > Lights! Camera! Busted? Are on-body cameras for police officers a good idea?

CBS 4 Denver 10/24/2013 > Fort Collins PD Starts Using Body-Mounted Cameras

Star Tribune Minneapolis 10/23/2013 > Police body cameras raise questions about privacy rights

New Scientist 10/23/2013 > Body-worn cameras put police evidence beyond doubt

The Guardian 10/23/2013 > Will the use of body-worn cameras by the police protect them or us?

The Verge 10/21/2013 > Camera cops: digital spying in Rio’s most dangerous slums

Minnesota Public Radio 10/18/2013 > Wearable cameras for Minneapolis police could provide accountability, protection from lawsuits

KSTP Eyewitness 5 News 10/17/2013 > Sources: Minneapolis. Police to Wear Body Cameras in 2014

The Atlantic Cities 10/15/2013 > When Should Cops Be Required to Wear Cameras?

Officer.com 10/15/2013 > New Technology Taking Body Cams to Next Level

ACLU 10/09/2013 > Accountability vs. Privacy: The ACLU’s Recommendations on Police Body Cameras

The Verge 10/09/2013 > The ACLU wants police officers to wear cameras, but only with privacy protections

The Daily Mail 10/05/2013 > Body camera on every PC’s lapel: Force equips officers because video footage is more effective in securing convictions

ACLU 10/09/2013 > Accountability vs. Privacy: The ACLU’s Recommendations on Police Body Cameras

Los Angeles Times 10/01/2013 > Dodgers’ big gift moves LAPD closer to on-body video cameras

Motherboard 09/28/2013 > Do We Really Want Cops With Body Cameras Filming Everything They See?

Times-Picayune 09/27/2013 > Body cameras might change New Orleans Police Department’s standard operating procedure

Times-Picayune 09/26/2013 > NOPD getting ‘body-worn’ cameras for on-duty officers by next year

Huffington Post 09/25/2013 > As LAPD Campaigns For Body Cameras, Privacy Questions Emerge

Los Angeles Daily News 09/20/2013 > LAPD Body Cameras Could Soon Be A Reality

Southern California Public Radio 09/18/2014 > LAPD cops could soon test lapel body cameras

Bloomberg Business Week 09/17/2013 > Private donors offer to fund LAPD lapel cameras

Reason.com 08/30/2013 > Watched Cops Are Polite Cops

Law 360 08/30/2013 > NY Lawmakers Float Police Dash Cam Anti-Tampering Bill

Southern California Public Radio 08/30/2013 > Will more cop cams improve behavior of police AND suspects?

Fox19 08/27/2013 > Taser stock on a stunning tear

Vice 08/26/2013 > The Cops Should Always Be on Camera

Minnesota Public Radio 08/22/2013 > Body cameras on police officers? In Burnsville, it’s old news

New York Times 08/21/2013 > In California, a Champion for Police Cameras

NBC News 08/17/2013 > Cop watch: Who benefits when law enforcement gets body cams?

New York Magazine 08/16/2013 > Rialto Police Chief: Body-Worn Cop Cameras Were Far From a ‘Nightmare’

Foster’s Daily Democrat 08/14/2013 > New police cameras ‘a second set of eyes’ Successful court cases are up in Milton

WNYC News 08/13/2013 > Some Police Departments Embrace Body Cameras

WKMG Local 6 Orlando 08/13/2013 > More Central Florida police agencies using body cameras: Technology records crime scenes in real time

New York Daily News 08/12/2013 > NYPD cops in stop-and-frisk-iest precincts to wear body cams after judge’s ruling

WKRN News 2 Nashville 08/03/2013 > Mt. Pleasant police cameras decrease officer complaint cases

Dayton Daily News 07/12/2013 > Clark deputies wear cameras on the job: Pocket video devices can protect officers, sheriff says

The Crime Report 06/17/2013 > Smile, You’re Under Arrest

New York Daily News 06/05/2013 > A video camera on every cop

USA Today 05/07/2013 > Tiny uniform cams next big thing in policing

ABC22Now 04/11/2013 > Ohio Officers See Latest in Crime Fighting Technology

Esrati.com 04/07/2013 > An alternative to eye in the sky- eyes on cops?

New York Times 04/06/2013 > Wearing a Badge, and a Video Camera

The Verge 04/05/2013 > First Person Shooter: Taser’s new cop-cam takes aim at perps and privacy

Officer.com 03/13/2013 > Worth More than a Thousand Words

Omaha Herald 03/08/2013 > Bail set at $5K for fired Omaha officer accused of evidence tampering

PoliceOne.com 10/23/2012 > Case Study: Lake Havasu PD cuts complaints, costs with TASER AXON

KJZZ Arizona 10/11/2012 > Mesa police testing mini-cameras

Police Magazine 05/24/2012 > TASER Ships Axon Flex On-Body Cameras

ABC News 04/14/2012 > Ex-Reporter Sues After Alleged Police Brutality Deleted Off Camera

WBEZ 91.5 Chicago 03/08/2012 > Chicago police refuse to make a single call on strange police video

Copblock 02/20/2012 > Oakland Police Caught Violating Camera Policy

Las Vegas Sun 02/17/2012 > Sheriff: Metro Police evaluating cameras to be worn by officers

East bay Express 02/15/2012 > A New Way to Punish Oakland Cops?

WBEZ 91.5 Chicago 12/21/2011 > What a police camera did NOT record

NPR 11/07/2011 > As More Police Wear Cameras, Policy Questions Arise

KOMO News 09/20/2011 > Records show Seattle police lost thousands of dashcam recordings

Cincinnati Enquirer 04/13/2011 > More Cincinnati Police Women On TV

Pittsburgh City Paper 01/06/2011 > Personal cameras for police officers

Reason.com 12/07/2010 > The War on Cameras

PublicCEO.com 09/07/2010 > Police Pioneer Wearable Cameras For Officers

Reason.com 08/12/2010 > When Police Videos Go Missing

PublicCEO.com 05/11/2010 > Two Urban Police Departments Test Officer-Mounted Mini-Cams

CNN 04/19/2010 > Police use head-mounted cameras to track incidents

CBS Evening News 04/09/2010 > Police Head Cameras Capture Action, Evidence

ABC News 03/09/2010 > Tiny Camera Could Be Future of Police Work

Fox19 01/26/2010 > Cincinnati police officers beginning to wear miniature cameras

Palo Alto Online 12/01/2008 > Report: ‘Police tampered with Taser recordings’

Washington Post 11/13/2008 > ‘A Camera Malfunction’?

Washington Post 11/09/2008 > Camera Failed in Inmate’s Death

Desert News 11/16/2007 > American Fork officers’ shoulder radios now have eyes

Cincinnati Enquirer 02/24/2004 > Police cameras prone to errors: Review panel say recorders turned off, fail

 

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