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Justice Dept. pilot program would expand use of police body cameras – Washington Post

Friday, May 01, 2015

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CBS2 Exclusive: Freeport Police Say Body Cameras Are Win-Win For All – CBS Local

Friday, May 01, 2015

FREEPORT, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Racial tensions and unrest in Baltimore and beyond have many calling for mandatory police body cameras, but some are questioning whether they are really the answer. CBS2’s Carolyn Gusoff rode along exclusively with police in Freeport, Long Island Thursday. The Freeport Police Department is the only one in New York state where body cameras are already standard issue. A featherweight body camera clips to Officer Kevin…

Mayor Lee proposes funding SFPD body-mounted cameras – KRON4.com

Friday, May 01, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) — San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee today proposed equipping police officers with body-mounted cameras, among other public safety reforms including the hiring of 250 new police officers and fully funding the city agency that investigates citizens’ complaints of improper police conduct. Lee, with the support of San Francisco police Chief Greg Suhr, various members of the Board of Supervisors and the San Francisco Police Commission, proposed $6.6…

Cantor: Police body cameras could help avoid Baltimore repeat – CNNMoney

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Eric Cantor, the former House Majority Leader, said police body cameras could help prevent the kind of unrest that has gripped Baltimore this week. Riots and looting have hit a number of American cities in recent months following allegations of police brutality. The latest violence occurred this week in Baltimore following the funeral of Freddie Gray, a man who died after being arrested. The unrest has prompted increased calls for…

16 major US cities now have police cameras – CNNMoney

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Cities across America are fitting their police officers with cameras. It’s been a windfall gain for Taser, the maker of wearable cameras and stun guns. The company reported a 50% increase in camera sales in the first quarter of 2015, compared to the same time a year ago. Taser (TASR) said a total of 16 major U.S. cities, including Miami, Los Angeles and San Diego, have purchased its wearable cameras…

Experience Talladega Superspeedway NASCAR weekend through lenses of … – FOXSports.com

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Cellphones have become an integral part of sports viewing, as fans both in-person and watching afar chronicle and share their experience across social media. To capture the NASCAR experience from all perspectives, FOX Sports 1 and NASCAR Productions present the second installment of the cutting-edge documentary series 100,000 CAMERAS, scheduled to premiere Thursday, May 14 (9:30 p.m. ET) as part of 10 Days Of Thunder on FOX Sports 1. This…

Hillary Clinton calls for mandatory police body cameras, end ‘era of mass … – CNN

Thursday, April 30, 2015

New York (CNN)Hillary Clinton offered her fullest comments on dealing with race and justice issues in America on Wednesday, telling an audience at Columbia University that it is time for the United States to come to terms with “unmistakable and undeniable” racial patterns in policing. “As a citizen, a human being, my heart breaks for these young men and their families,” Clinton said, listing a number of incidents in the…

New Orleans East officer-involved shooting highlights importance of body cameras – WGNO

Thursday, April 30, 2015

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — Tuesday night, two NOPD officers opened fire on suspects attempting to rob the Dollar General Store in New Orleans East.  One of those suspects was shot and killed.  NOPD Supt. Michael Harrison says the officers were wearing body cameras and investigators are reviewing the footage.  WGNO reporter Deepak Saini shows why those cameras are helping police departments improve transparency at a time when officers are under a…

Hillary Clinton calls for mandatory police body cameras, end ‘era of mass … – CNN

Thursday, April 30, 2015

New York (CNN)Hillary Clinton offered her fullest comments on dealing with race and justice issues in America on Wednesday, telling an audience at Columbia University that it is time for the United States to come to terms with “unmistakable and undeniable” racial patterns in policing. “As a citizen, a human being, my heart breaks for these young men and their families,” Clinton said, listing a number of incidents in the…

Hillary Clinton calls for mandatory police body cameras, end ‘era of mass … – CNN

Thursday, April 30, 2015

New York (CNN)Hillary Clinton offered her fullest comments on dealing with race and justice issues in America on Wednesday, telling an audience at Columbia University that it is time for the United States to come to terms with “unmistakable and undeniable” racial patterns in policing. “As a citizen, a human being, my heart breaks for these young men and their families,” Clinton said, listing a number of incidents in the…

Hillary Clinton wants every police department in America to have body cameras – The Verge

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

In a speech this morning, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed strong support for police body cameras as a path forward for policing reform. “We should make sure that every police department in the country has police cameras to record interactions,” Clinton said. “That will improve transparency and accountability and help good people on both sides of the lens.” Clinton also expressed support for President Obama’s police training task…

Hillary Clinton to call for mandatory police body cameras – CNN

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

New York (CNN)Hillary Clinton called for an end to “the era of mass incarceration” and for every police department in the country to use body cameras to “increase transparency and accountability,” during a speech in New York on Wednesday. Clinton has begun to make criminal justice a focus, unveiling some of her first policy proposals since launching her campaign two weeks ago, when she delivered the keynote address at the…

Bill Seeks More Police Training; Body Cameras For All Officers Rejected – Hartford Courant

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

HARTFORD — Mindful of recent deaths of black men in encounters with police in Baltimore, Ferguson and Staten Island and the unrest those deaths caused, the legislature’s public safety committee voted Tuesday to require all police officers to receive more training in the use of deadly force and body cameras. The legislature’s public safety committee voted 22-3 in favor of a bill that focuses on training, but also calls for…

Divided Police Commission approves rules for LAPD body cameras – Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Los Angeles will become the largest city in the nation to equip all its patrol officers with body cameras, after a divided Los Angeles Police Commission on Tuesday gave its final approval during a heated debate that highlighted lingering concerns about how the cameras will be used. The 3-1 vote that signed off on the LAPD’s rules for the devices comes as police departments across the nation are considering whether…

Police Commission votes 3-1 to approve policy on LAPD body cameras – Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Los Angeles Police Commission voted Tuesday to approve a policy for equipping officers with body cameras, moving the LAPD a step closer to becoming the nation’s largest law enforcement agency to adopt the widespread use of the devices. The 3-1 vote occurred after a sometimes-heated discussion over whether officers should be allowed to review video from the cameras before writing reports or giving statements to investigators following serious force…

GoPro forecast beats on strong demand for action cameras – Reuters

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

(Reuters) – Wearable camera maker GoPro Inc (GPRO.O) forecast current-quarter profit and revenue above analysts’ expectations, citing strong demand for its flagship Hero4 action cameras. Shares of the company, which also reported better-than-expected first-quarter profit and revenue, rose 8.6 percent in extended trading on Tuesday. GoPro, whose cameras are used by surfers, skydivers and other action junkies, said it was focusing on Japan, Korea and China markets. The company said…