Police Body Cameras

Close-up of a body camera on a White police officer wearing a jacket with a badge that says Jones.

STUDY: Body Cameras Make No Detectable Difference in Police Use of Force

More than 1,000 law enforcement officers were randomly assigned body cameras to see if the technology has any effect on how they use force.

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STUDY: Police Body Cameras in Danger of Being Used as 'Instruments of Injustice'

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights examined body-worn camera policies in 50 municipalities. It was not impressed.

Greensboro Police Release Graphic Video of Officer Killing Vietnamese Woman

The video comes from the body camera of former officer Timothy “T.J.” Bloch, who shot and killed Chieu Di Thi Vo in 2014. 

Greensboro Officials to Release Body Cam Footage of Officer-Involved Shooting

Former officer Timothy “T.J.” Bloch killed Chieu Di Thi Vo in 2014. 

SURVEY: American Mayors in Favor of Policing Reforms—With Reservations

While they support body cameras and independent investigations, they cite worries about how policies will be implemented.

STUDY: How Police Departments Are Really Using Body Cameras

Campaign Zero evaluated the body camera policies for the police departments in the nation’s largest cities for fairness, transparency, privacy, accountability and overall coverage.

Black Lives Matter, ACLU Call out LAPD for Trampling First Amendment Rights

Plus, LAPD officers started wearing body cameras yesterday.

U of Cincinnati Cop Who Fatally Shot Samuel Dubose Indicted for Murder

Ray Tensing, the white University of Cincinnati officer who fatally shot unarmed black motorist Samuel Dubose during a traffic stop, will face murder charges that could result in a life sentence. 

Do Body Cameras Actually Reduce Police Brutality Complaints?

Not if officers control the on/off switch, Fusion reports.