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New Debate on Police Body Cameras Pits Privacy Against Accountability


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New Debate on Police Body Cameras Pits Privacy Against Accountability

Nadia Prupis, staff writer

As law enforcement agencies around the country continue adding body cameras to their arsenals in response to a growing demand for accountability from police officers, questions and doubts over their efficacy are multiplying in tandem.

The latest challenge regards exactly how and when the public is able to see video footage of police brutality incidents.


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Assign a panel consisting of a senior judge who was never a prosecutor, a psychologist, and a defence lawyer. They look at all footage that's non-trivial and decide how much release it gets. And they get replaced once a year so that they don't get stale or too-cozy.


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A technical system can automatically make most of the decisions about when body cameras should record, and when not.

http://www.technologyreview.com/view/539631/controlling-when-the-cameras-record/