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Body Cameras, Now Gun Cameras? Some Police Trying Them Out

Body Cameras, Now Gun Cameras? Some Police Trying Them Out

By Dave Collins | Oct 18
A small number of police departments are showing interest in a new type of video camera that can be mounted directly on officers' guns, saying it may offer a better view of officer-involved shootings than body cameras.

LA Deputies' Private Body Cams Raise Transparency Questions

LA Deputies' Private Body Cams Raise Transparency Questions

By Michael Balsamo | Aug 17
America's largest sheriff's department still lacks a policy for body cameras after years of studying the issue, so hundreds - perhaps thousands - of its deputies have taken matters into their own hands and bought the cameras themselves.

Officer on Fatal Charlottesville Crash: 'Hahahaha Love This'

Officer on Fatal Charlottesville Crash: 'Hahahaha Love This'

Aug 14
A Massachusetts police department is investigating a Facebook comment by an officer who wrote "Hahahaha love this" in response to a story about a car crashing into counter-protesters at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Bodycam Footage Raises Questions for Police Department

Bodycam Footage Raises Questions for Police Department

By Juliet Linderman | Aug 9
The city is on pace to break its decades-old murder record and the body camera program that was rolled out to increase transparency has fueled allegations of misconduct after a pair of problematic videos recently surfaced.

Minnesota Shooting Shows Police Body Cameras Not Used Enough

By Kyle Potter | Jul 23
As the killing of an Australian woman by a Minneapolis officer over the weekend showed, body camera technology depends on officers turning on their devices. And often they don't do so.

Court: Constitution Grants Right to Record Police in Public

By Maryclaire Dale | Jul 12
A federal appeals court in Philadelphia has joined five other circuits in finding that citizens have a First Amendment right to videotape police in public.

Officer Suspended Without Pay for Racially Insensitive Video

Jul 2
Officials say a Boston police officer who made a video with the tagline, "black people have met their match," will be suspended without pay for six months.

Boston's Police Body Camera Pilot Program Extended

Mar 13
The Boston Police Department's body camera pilot program has been extended an additional six months so more data can be collected.

Fort Lauderdale Officer In Hot Water Over Pride Flag

By Jason Parsley | Feb 12
A sergeant of the Fort Lauderdale Police Department was accused last year of putting his personal beliefs ahead of his department when an internal investigation found he attempted to derail the Mounted Unit's participation in June's Pride parade.

Police Tracking Social Media During Protests Stirs Concerns

By Sadie Gurman | Oct 8
Increasingly common tools that allow police to conduct real-time social media surveillance during protests are drawing criticism from civil liberties advocates.

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