AZ Body-Cam Donation Shrouded in Secrecy

Unable to find the money to outfit all Arizona state troopers with body cameras, Gov. Doug Ducey announced that an anonymous donor will supply the state with 150 cameras free of charge. But he’s not saying if this gives a particular vendor a lock on a services contract.

New Video Evidence Surfaces in Ahmaud Arbery Case

The newly released video footage depicts an intense interaction between Arbery and the police in 2017 that almost led to the
Georgia man being tased. Other evidence raises questions that support advocates’ claim that racial profiling was involved.

NY State Police Among Last Holdouts on Cameras

After a fatal shooting in May by New York State troopers, the Associated Press surveyed the states’ primary law enforcement agencies and found only five states that do not use dashboard cameras. New York State Police, who also lack body cameras, say they have no plans to change, but the state’s attorney general is pressing them to change their minds.

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The Body-Cam Dilemma: Should Cops Ever Push the ‘Off’ Button?

A review of body-worn camera policies in 10 metropolitan police departments finds most require cameras to keep running during nearly all civilian encounters. A Columbia University researcher says the policy is a critical safeguard against implicit racial bias.