FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Autonomous Robots Prevent Crime

Ask The Expert

Stacy Dean Stephens

VP Marketing & Sales

Cobalt Software Platform - Mark43
Mark43's Cobalt software platform unites a set of law enforcement tools securely...

No upcoming webinars scheduled

Top News

D.C. Would Release Most Police Body Camera Footage Under New Plan

August 11, 2015  | 

Police in the nation's capital would release more footage from body cameras than in any other major U.S. city under a plan from Mayor Muriel E. Bowser that reverses her previous opposition to making such videos public, reports the Washington Post.

Bowser's proposal, which has the potential to shed light on thousands of recorded interactions between police and the public, would allow private citizens to obtain copies of video recorded on street corners, during traffic stops and elsewhere outdoors.

The proposal would draw a bright line, however, between such recordings and those made in private spaces. Citing privacy concerns, the city would restrict access to video recorded indoors, for the most part allowing it only in court proceedings.

Advocates for police accountability and even the city's officers union say that it is only half the public access that is needed.


Comments (1)

Displaying 1 - 1 of 1

Jon Retired LEO @ 8/12/2015 4:55 PM

The Mayor has been consorting with Sharpton again.

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Meggitt Training Systems Launches Virtual Training with Miami PD
Meggitt Training Systems has announced the launch of test and evaluation with the Miami...
FirstNet Emergency Drop Kits to Create 'Connected Bubble' for Public Safety
The AT&T FirstNet Team is creating portable kits that will envelop first responders in a...

Police Magazine