Body Cameras

Virginia public defenders get time-saving tool for scanning body cam videos

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Public defenders in Virginia will soon begin training with JusticeText, a platform that during testing halved evidence discovery times.

De Blasio orders NYPD to release more body camera footage

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Footage from all incidents in which an officer uses deadly or serious force will be made available to the public, the mayor's office said.

NYPD decommissions 3,000 body cameras after one explodes

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Independent investigators with both the city and Axon, the device maker's parent company, will search for answers.

Boston police make body cameras permanent, citing positive report

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A yearlong study by Northeastern University showed "small but meaningful benefits" that are now encouraging further investment in the technology.

What it means to be a 'smart city' in 2018 — and why we should consider another name

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From railroads to sewers to paved roads, cities must improve their infrastructure to avoid fading away. "Smart city" upgrades add a different dimension to the story.

In policy reversal, LAPD begins releasing body camera footage

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After a waiting period, recordings of critical incidents will become public, but old recordings will not fall under the new policy.

As public safety tech advances, policy remains 'light years behind'

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A panel of experts at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, say institutional barriers are blocking progress promised by new technologies in policing.

Police complaints plummet in San Antonio following body camera use

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Other jurisdictions around the country are reporting a similar trend.

New Mexico task force would explore new privacy rules for police video

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Lawmakers may form a task force to consider a new policy that would restrict public access to police body camera footage involving people with mental illness.

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