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Body Cameras Could Transform Make Policing Worse

But when police can digitally identify people at a glance, anyone who misses a court date or falls behind on child support will live in constant fear of an officer’s mere gaze. In places like Ferguson, the town’s hundreds of thousands of warrants would force residents to avoid not just interacting …

Police body cameras will not change the culture of racism in America

“It’s not the camera; it’s the culture,” the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. said April 11 during his weekly Rainbow PUSH forum aired nationwide from Chicago. Emphasizing this distinction, Jackson uttered the phrase twice when discussing the murder of Walter Scott by North Charleston, South Carolina, police …

High costs hinder outfitting of U.S. cops with body cameras

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A recent series of widely publicized police shootings of unarmed civilians has heightened interest across the United States in outfitting patrol officers with body cameras. But tight police budgets will limit how widely the devices are adopted, local officials and …

The Big Money in Police Body Cameras

Taser International stands to profit enormously from the country's fast adoption of police-worn cameras.<p>Body cameras are a tool of citizen surveillance and of public accountability. They’re endorsed by police reformists and police chiefs, and, above all, by the White House, which has pledged $75 …

Scott: 'We would know exactly what happened' to Freddie Gray with police cameras

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Sen. Tim Scott on Wednesday said body cameras would have "substantially" made a difference in determining what happened to Freddie Gray, the Baltimore man whose death has sparked protests and riots in the last week.<p>"Obviously if you had six officers with six different police …

CNBC update: Body cameras for officers

Freeport Police Say Body Cameras Are Win-Win For All

<b>FREEPORT, N.Y. (CBSNewYork)</b> — Racial tensions and unrest in Baltimore and beyond have many calling for mandatory police body cameras, but some are …

Law Enforcement

States Struggle To Pay For Police Body Cameras

<i>This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily reporting and analysis on trends in state policy.</i><p>As the nationwide push intensifies for police to wear body cameras, states and cities have encountered …

California Bill Could Limit Police Access To Body Camera Footage

The unrest in Baltimore and other cities regarding alleged police misconduct has prompted new calls for law enforcement officers to wear body cameras. Such recordings could provide accountability and transparency in potentially controversial circumstances.<p>At least, that's the idea.<p>But the recent …

Police Body Cams: DOJ Unveils $20M Program to Expand Use

U.S. news<p>A $20 million pilot program to extend the use of police body cameras for "transparency" was announced by the Department of Justice on Friday, amid nationwide protests over police treatment of suspects.<p>A string of recent cases — the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a white officer in …

U.S. Department of Justice

ACLU: Police Body Cameras Without FOIA Are "One More Tool" for Surveillance

The District's ACLU chapter isn't on board with <b>Muriel Bowser</b>'s attempt to shield new police body-camera footage from open records requests. In a …

Why Police Aren’t the Only Ones Adopting Body Cameras

It’s not just law-enforcement agencies that are adopting body cameras. Private-sector service workers from security guards and repo men to electricians and real-estate agents are embracing the devices too.

Private Sector

Justice Department To Spend $20 Million On Police Body Cameras

The Justice Department will soon launch a $20 million program to provide police forces with body cameras and training. The cameras have become a …

Why body cameras don't solve everything

<b>(CNN) —</b> Washington has a new answer to growing concerns about police brutality: body cameras.<p>After a series of controversial -- and deadly -- confrontations between law enforcement officers and minorities, the Department of Justice is launching a $20 million pilot program to implement body cameras …

Obama Administration Puts $20 Million Toward Police Body Cams

On Friday the Justice Department announced a $20 million body camera program that will fund grants for purchasing devices, offering training, and …

The Problem With Police Body Cameras

<b>Correction appended, May 4, 2015.</b><p>The recent events in Baltimore have once again opened the question of mandatory police body cameras as a protective …

Body cameras spread, changing how cops do their job

We were wrong, Toronto police say: Body cameras will record ‘carding’ during pilot project after all

A Toronto Police spokesperson says she was wrong when she told the <i>National Post</i> Monday that an upcoming body camera trial would not cover carding in …

Baltimore mayor says police dept. will get body cameras

The Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake says the police dept. will get body cameras and that she has asked the Dept. of Justice to investigate police practices.

States, civil liberty advocates collide over police body camera policy

Lawmakers throughout the USA are grappling with just how much the public is entitled to see when a police body camera has recorded a volatile or even mundane incident on video.<p>Since the beginning of the year, lawmakers in at least 15 states and Washington, D.C., have introduced legislation that …

Toronto police will be allowed to turn body cameras off and won’t record carding

Toronto police officers equipped with body cameras as part of a pilot project rolling out this month won’t be recording when they “card” citizens not …