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As Police Body Camera Use Grows, So Do Efforts To Keep Recordings Private

Body cameras are becoming more popular in police departments across the country, but state legislators are considering laws that would keep the videos out of public sight.<p>Cell phone video from a witness showed Officer Michael Slager firing a volley of shots at Walter Scott's back, contradicting …

Divided Police Commission approves rules for LAPD body cameras

Los Angeles will become the largest city in the nation to equip all its patrol officers with body cameras, after a divided Los Angeles Police Commission on Tuesday gave its final approval during a heated debate that highlighted lingering concerns about how the cameras will be used.<p>The 3-1 vote that …

Baltimore mayor wants to stop police body camera bill

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has said she would veto a city council bill that would require police officers in the city to wear body …

Police body cameras are becoming a huge business

Hillary Clinton: Police officers should wear body cameras

In response to public anger over a Baltimore man's death in police custody, Hillary Clinton will call for all police officers to wear body cameras, her campaign says.<p>Individual video cameras will "improve transparency and accountability in order to protect those on both sides of the lens."<p>She will …

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Hillary Clinton Calls for Body Cameras for All Police Officers Nationwide

Hillary Clinton gave her most extensive remarks yet Wednesday morning on the unrest in Baltimore, calling for mandatory body cameras for police …

S.F. officials propose police body cameras, other reform measures

Flanked by the police chief and members of the Board of Supervisors, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee on Thursday proposed a package of police reforms that include accelerated hiring, increased training, more civilian oversight and deployment of body cameras.<p>The reforms come in the wake of a scandal …

Frustration grows as police body camera bill bogged down in Congress

US policing,US news,House of representatives,US Senate,US Congress,US politics,Democrats,Republicans<p>Author of bill, Democrat Emanuel Cleaver, says ‘there is no reason for inaction’<br>• Republican leadership has yet to bring measure to floor of House<p>As nightly street clashes over perceived police …

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 …

Obama team will fund police body camera project

Amid tense police-community relations, the Obama administration began a program Friday to assess the effectiveness of having officers wear body cameras that can record interactions with the public.<p>The Justice Department announced it is providing $20 million to police departments for body cameras, …

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 …

Obama Will Dole Out $20 Million For Police Body Cams

The announcement comes on the same day charges are brought to the six Baltimore police officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray.<p>On the same day that Baltimore’s chief prosecutor announced she will bring charges that include murder and manslaughter against six police officers involved in the …

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

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 Ferguson, …

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.

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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 …

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 …

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Democrats Warn GOP Budget Could Mean $24 Million In Funding Cuts For Police Body Cameras

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats warned Tuesday that the GOP budget deal reached last week could slash funding for body cameras for police departments, according to a letter obtained first by The Huffington Post.<p>The letter, signed by 17 senators and sent to Senate Appropriations Chairman Thad Cochran …