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San Francisco Could Ban Use of Facial Recognition by Law Enforcement

The proposal, introduced by San Francisco Supervisor Aaron Peskin, would also require public input and the supervisors’ approval before agencies buy investigative technology with public funds. That includes the purchase of license plate readers, toll readers, closed-circuit cameras, body cams, and biometrics technology and software for forecasting criminal activity.

May 7, 2019

(Video) The Benefits (and Limitations) of Body Cameras

(Video) The Benefits (and Limitations) of Body Cameras

LAPD Captain Greg Meyer (ret.) discusses some of the benefits of body-worn cameras, such as proving an officer's innocence of wrongdoing when falsely accused by a citizen, as well as some limitations.

April 18, 2019

LAPD to Dump Program that Uses Data to ID Likely Offenders

Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore plans to scrap a controversial program that uses data to identify individuals who are most likely to commit violent crimes, bowing to criticism included in an audit and by privacy groups.

April 10, 2019

Video: California Department Deploys Drone to Locate Missing Deaf Teen
"Fitbit" Data Leads California Police to Possible Murder Suspect
Drones Watch Over California Music Festival in Wake of Vegas Massacre

California Police Using 'Drone Killers' to Disable UAVs

"The purpose is primarily for emergency situations," Oceanside police Lt. Aaron Doyle said last week. "It won't be used when someone complains about a neighbor flying a drone. It's pretty much for a life-or-death situation, to save lives."

April 10, 2018

LAPD to Make Body Camera, Patrol Car Videos Public

The Los Angeles Police Department's years-long practice of keeping video from body cameras and patrol cars under wraps will soon end after the agency's civilian bosses approved a policy Tuesday that requires the release of recordings in the future.

March 20, 2018

Video: Facebook Changes Concern Local Police, Government Agencies
Video: L.A. Police Commission Approves Use of Drones for 1-Year Program
Video: CA Agency Equips Officers with Smartphone Body Cameras Powered by Visual Labs Software