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Video: CA Agency Releases Body Camera Footage of Fatal OIS of Teen

The Fullerton (CA) Police Department has released a critical incident briefing—including relevant body-worn camera footage—of the officer-involved shooting that left a 17-year-old teenage girl dead on July 5.

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Motorola Solutions Acquires WatchGuard

“We are excited to join the Motorola Solutions team,” said Robert Vanman, founder, CEO, and chairman of WatchGuard. “This acquisition enables us to continue providing market-leading mobile video solutions to existing customers while also leveraging Motorola Solutions’ global footprint and growing video security solutions portfolio.”

Looking Back: Body Cams, Columbine, and Digital Aging

In past June issues, POLICE covered rudimentary age progressed photo technology, the infamous Columbine High School shooting, and the introduction of body cameras for officers. Here is a look back at the pages of POLICE Magazine 10, 20, and 30 years ago.

POLICE Webinar Focuses on Body Camera Data Storage Solutions

In the June 20 Webinar, Derrington will discuss the challenge of storing video data, finding a fluid storage solution that can accommodate increasing amounts of video, and the security of stored data.

Panasonic to Take Part in Panel at IACP Technology Conference

The IACP Technology Conference is taking place in Jacksonville, FL, May 20–22. At the event on Tuesday, May 21, at 4 pm ET, Panasonic will take part in the panel discussion, "Managing Officer Safety Now and in the Future through a Strong Technology Ecosystem."

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.

Axon Employees, Customers, and Partners Are Making Policing Healthier

Earlier this week I attended the Axon Accelerate Conference in downtown Phoenix. The official theme was "Run In"—in recognition of the fact that police officers run toward danger while everyone else runs away. But there was another underlying theme, "Total Wellness" for law enforcement.

Axon Develops Tool for Measuring Officer Performance and Identifying Training Needs Through Body Camera Footage

Axon has announced the launch of Axon Performance, a data analytics tool that helps to streamline the policy review process for law enforcement agencies. Axon Performance allows supervisors to more efficiently review video footage, perform agencywide officer performance evaluations, identify training needs and save officers time so they can spend more time in their communities.

(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.

Texas University Releases Results from Police Body Camera Footage Study

Ultimately, researchers found that force of any kind was exceedingly rare and police and citizen interactions in Aransas Pass were not influenced by gender or race. Instead, the likelihood of a citizen receiving a citation or getting arrested was most strongly tied with whether they were intoxicated or pulled over for a traffic violation.