As calls to 'defund the police' get louder, police and governments are suddenly very open to body cameras. Critics say they won't address anti-Black racism and are a distraction.
Cops Didn’t Have Their Body Cameras On When They Shot and Killed a Black Man During Louisville’s Protests
The chief of police was immediately fired.
Nothing's Happening to the Officer Who Misidentified Bird Shit as Cocaine in the Arrest of a Young Black Man
The $2 test that the cop administered on the side of a dark road without wearing gloves was horribly wrong.
The ACLU tested Rekognition, Amazon's facial recognition technology, on photographs of California lawmakers. It matched 26 of them to mugshots.
Police body camera company Axon announced that it will not be deploying facial recognition in its products, for now, due to “ethical concerns.”
The ACLU says the technology, called 'Rekognition,' is dangerous and has demanded that Jeff Bezos stop selling it to governments. Amazon has advertised it to law enforcement for use on body cameras.
Sacramento police waited to call for help after shooting Stephon Clark because they thought he was "pretending"
"Let's have the next unit get, just bring a non-lethal in case he's pretending," one officer said.
The department wants every officer to verbalize their reasons before even touching the button.
Sacramento police can't explain why officers muted their body cameras after killing unarmed black man
Stephon Clark was in his grandmother’s backyard on March 18 when two Sacramento police officers shot at him 20 times.
Researchers that officers wearing body cameras were no more or less likely to use force that those without body cameras.