Gottfried had made threats to his ex-girlfriend that he would kill her and any cop that tried to come between them. Lt. McLane didn't know that when he pulled him over for speeding.
A decade ago in-car video was experimental. Now in-car video is standard for most patrol cars. The next evolution of patrol video—the on-body system—is already in the field and gaining in popularity. This editorial titled "The All Seeing Eye" explains why you will want to wear a video camera on duty. The editorial appeared in the June 2009.
After Apr. 19, officers and agencies could incur liability for vehicle searches incident to arrest that do not fall within the Gant guidelines.