A recent article in the International Business Times entitled “What Happens When Police Turn Off Their Body Cameras” by Eric Markowitz, discusses the implications when an officer, either intentionally or unintentionally, fails to activate their body-worn camera. Any agency that has deployed, or is planning to deploy, body-worn cameras must clearly address both of[…]
Please take a minute to read this policy debate from the Urban Institute. It reinforces many of the issues that are rapidly approaching, and in some cases already arrived, with the implementation of body-worn cameras.
There was a recent article published in Politico New York that attributes a comment to Mr. Philip Eure, the Department of Investigation’s Inspector General for NYPD, regarding review of body camera footage by an officer involved in a shooting. The article states that Mr. Eure said a pre-viewing statement enables investigators to test not the officer’s memory, but rather his[…]