Police Body Cams: What’s In, What’s Out

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States have taken a more cautious approach to the deployment of police body cameras over the past year, with many establishing pilot groups rather than rushing in with new legislation—and others adopting strict rules governing public access to video footage.

The shifting policy landscape in 2016 was tracked by the Urban Institute as part of its ongoing study of how legislatures are setting frameworks for police use of bodyworn cameras in the wake of controversial police shootings of unarmed . . .

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