Acquitted MO Cop: ‘Everyone Wants Someone to Blame’

“I’m just not the guy [to blame],” former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He said he understood that the video of the shooting of Anthony Lamar Smith looked bad to investigators and the public. “Every resisting [arrest] looks bad, it never looks good,” Stockley said. “But you have to separate the optics from the facts.”

When Will NYPD Release Police Body Cam Footage?

The first fatal New York Police Department shooting captured by body cameras raised questions about how the department will handle the recordings. Vague policies regarding the fledgling program were released in April. The police department sidestepped the issue of whether or not it will make footage public, something many other law enforcement agencies do.