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Video: California Officers Cleared of Any Wrongdoing in Fatal OIS

October 31, 2018
Prosecutors have determined that two officers with the San Jose (CA) Police Department were justified in fatally shooting an ax-wielding man in January 2018. The man—identified as 27-year-old Thompson Nguyen—had been seen waving the weapon at a power facility in a rural area near downtown.

Body Camera Video Released of Fatal California OIS of Ax-Wielding Man

October 31, 2018
Prosecutors have determined that two officers with the San Jose (CA) Police Department were justified in fatally shooting an ax-wielding man in January 2018, according to the Mercury News. The man—identified as 27-year-old Thompson Nguyen—had been seen waving the weapon at a power facility in a rural area near downtown. More Here.

NYPD Suspends Use of Vievu LE-5 Body Camera After Explosion, Investigation Under Way

October 24, 2018
“The incident revealed a potential for the battery inside the camera to ignite,” the NYPD said in a statement. “The cause and scope of the defect are currently being investigated.”

IACP 2018: Axon Annouces Streaming Video Body Cam and New TASER

October 7, 2018
The TASER 7 features dramatically improved effectiveness, including adaptive cross connect and improved spiral probe design, and is fully integrated with Evidence.com, Axon's digital data management solution, Axon says. The Axon Body 3 features real-time situational awareness with live streaming, gunshot detection and rapid wireless evidence offload.

Wearing Ballistic Vest Helped Save Life of Baltimore Officer Shot in OIS

October 3, 2018
Earlier this week, Baltimore police released body camera footage from a fatal officer-involved shooting in September. One officer was shot multiple times, but thankfully he was wearing his ballistic vest.

California Governor Signs Bill Making Police Misconduct Records Public

October 3, 2018
Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill making records of police misconduct across California public in certain cases, including when an officer has been found to have committed sexual assault while on duty.

Baltimore Police Release BWC Footage of Deadly Gunfight

October 1, 2018
Officer Lippe was struck by three bullets; one hit his body camera, another was deflected by his bullet-proof vest and a third nicked his elbow, police said. Footage from Lippe’s camera was destroyed in the shooting.

Baltimore Police Release BWC Footage of Deadly Gunfight

October 1, 2018
Officer Lippe was struck by three bullets; one hit his body camera, another was deflected by his bullet-proof vest and a third nicked his elbow, police said. Footage from Lippe’s camera was destroyed in the shooting. More Here.

Wounded MD Officer's Body Cam Shot, Footage Can't Be Retrieved

September 28, 2018
"The damage to the camera, which was struck by a bullet, was damaged to a point where the data could not be saved," police spokesman T.J. Smith said in a statement Thursday.

Lessons Learned

September 4, 2018

First and foremost, the recordings reveal that force is ugly. It is not the "one punch, hero wins, bad guy goes down," movie action the public has been conditioned to expect. 

Exclusive Police Survey: Body Cameras

September 4, 2018

Body cameras have become so important in contemporary law enforcement in a very short time that of the readers who responded that they are using them, 81% said they were required to use them by their agency. That puts these devices in the same category as uniforms and radios and duty guns.

California Legislature Passes Bills on Police Transparency

September 2, 2018
The California Legislature has approved two measures that would allow the press and the public to more easily obtain information about police activity that had previously been kept confidential.

Mobile Technology 2018

August 31, 2018

Use these high-tech tools to enhance your capabilities on duty when rolling in your mobile office.

Officers Talk Freely About Body Cameras

August 30, 2018

The primary reason officers like wearing body cams is for protection from lies about their character and their behavior. That's invaluable.

Video: Maryland Prosecutor Arrested for DUI Says, "This is Why People Hate the Police"

August 27, 2018
A former prosecutor with the Baltimore State's Attorney’s Office who was arrested for drunk driving in 2017 can be seen in recently released body-worn camera footage berating the arresting officer, saying, "This is why people hate the police."

Maryland Prosecutor Arrested for DUI Says, "This is Why People Hate the Police"

August 27, 2018
A former prosecutor with the Baltimore State's Attorney’s Office who was arrested for drunk driving in 2017 can be seen in recently released body-worn camera footage berating the arresting officer, saying "This is why people hate the police."

Video: Colorado Officers Suspended for Leaking Video of Man's Traffic Stop Tirade

August 23, 2018
When Aurora, CO, police pulled over a man for driving 65 miles per hour in a 50 mph zone, they probably didn't know that the driver was the son of Denver Mayor Michael Hancock. But in an expletive-filled roadside tirade, 22-year-old Jordan Hancock made them fully aware of the relationship. The entire interaction was captured on the body-worn camera. Now, Timmons and Gurley-Lutkin have each received a one-day suspension for the video being leaked.

Colorado Officers Suspended for Leaking Video of Man's Traffic Stop Tirade

August 23, 2018
When Aurora (CO) Police pulled over a man for driving 65 miles per hour in a 50 mph zone, they probably didn't know that the driver was the son of Denver Mayor Michael Hancock. But in an expletive-filled roadside tirade, 22-year-old Jordan Hancock made them fully aware of the relationship. The entire interaction was captured on the body-worn camera. Now, Timmons and Gurley-Lutkin have each received a one-day suspension for the video being leaked.

Baton Rouge PD Adopts New Policy for Faster Release of OIS Videos

August 22, 2018
Baton Rouge police announced their Public Release of Critical Incident Recordings policy, which creates a protocol for the review of any recordings from critical incidents involving an officer and requires a decision from the police chief within 12 days about its public release.

Traka to Demo On Call Solutions at Emergency Services Show

August 20, 2018
At the show, Traka will be demonstrating how its innovative Modular Locker system has evolved to reflect the increasing use and need for secure, audit control storage by the Emergency Services for body-worn camera scanners.
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