A small city in California has been plagued by police shootings, costly civil rights lawsuits, and incidents of excessive force.
We can still say no to mass surveillance.
It looked as though he was trying to put the gun on the ground.
A review of 70 studies shows only limited benefits.
Pervasive real-time police surveillance is not just theoretical anymore.
The NYPD's largest union was dealt a defeat in its attempt to make body cam footage confidential, but it says it might appeal.
"My son with autism was forced out of the home with military-style rifles aimed at him and made to sit on the cold, wet ground for over an hour."
The same officer was fired last year after video of him allegedly planting drugs in a car during a traffic stop emerged.
It's harder now for law enforcement officials to conceal what happened in deadly encounters with citizens.
This is how the system is supposed to work.
Gov. Jerry Brown signs bills dramatically increasing transparency about law enforcement behavior.
Officer Jesse Hill said he mistakenly shot and killed a woman when her dog attacked him. Body cam footage shows him slipping on ice.
State law keeps misconduct secret from the public. That may be about to change.
An officer's inappropriate use of work equipment shows the risk of hiring "second-chance officers"
Officer Eric Coulston repeatedly pinned Thomas to the ground and handcuffed him after he tried to hide in a cubby hole.
The move comes after a state rep used it to get out of a speeding ticket.
The larger goal is to bring "the NYPD's stop-and-frisk policies and practices into compliance with federal and state law."
Video: State Rep. Paul Mosley tells a deputy that he's above the law.
Officers in Milwaukee caught tormenting an NBA player over parking, while a Texas trooper is cleared of accusations of sexual assault due to video.
What happened when Reason sent a 22-year-old non-lawyer to fight for transparency.
County attorney blames uncooperative police for the delay.
A new plan would release footage in cases of officer-involved shootings and use of force.
Tennessee Deputy Who Suffered Panic Attack After Firing At Unarmed Man Had Track Record of Lying and Incompetence at Previous Police Department
Deputy Justin M. Johnson should never have been given a badge and a gun.
Suing to prevent such releases.
The department has made it a policy not to release body camera footage. This is why they shouldn't get to decide.
Body camera footage has consequences.
Hundreds more may still be affected.
A year after law passed exempting footage from public records laws, the inevitable consequences.
But for the body camera footage…
This is why law enforcement should not have control over whether footage is released.
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His and his partner's body cameras were both off.
Potential wins for transparency
This win for government transparency appears to have an expiration date.
Also keep an eye out for foot-dragging on releasing footage of controversial calls.
The feds still haven't implemented body cameras for their own law enforcement officers.
A bad state bill would simultaneously decrease police accountability and let them film wherever they want.
New York City's $6 million contract for police body cams reveals a fierce PR battle between two companies to sway city officials, the public, and the media.
"Relax," says the cop, right before arresting a guy for nothing.
The evidence is in: All police should wear cameras.
North Carolina's new law gives authorities control over how much we're allowed to see, and therefore how much context we have about community anger.
Police unions fight any and all efforts at transparency, accountability.
New scorecard evaluates civil liberties safeguards for body camera programs in 50 cities.