Nevada may become the second state to require police officers to wear body cameras while they’re on duty.
North Carolina is working diligently to join Texas and Florida as states that have massive “You’re Not Welcome” signs hanging on their borders. If the controversial bathroom bill or testing welfare applicants for drug use wasn’t enough, state legislators are now working to pass a bill that will completely remove access to police body cameras.
A new bill in Indiana could put a dent on police accountability through police recordings.
House Bill 1019, authored by Republican Rep. Kevin Mahan, seeks to restrict public records requests for law enforcement recording by allowing police departments to decide whether video footage of officers—including body cameras and dashboard cameras—will be released. If police deny access, the next step would be to sue the agency.
Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy announced a pilot program to put body cameras on Chicago Police officers within the next 60 days.
More police departments across the country are requiring members of their force to wear body cameras.
In the last few weeks, agencies in at least a dozen cities, including Ferguson, where 18-year-old Mike Brown was fatally wounded by a police officer on Aug. 9, have said they are equipping officers with video cameras.
Police departments across the country are using body cameras on its officers and that technology could soon come to Chicago.
The department cites conflicting stories between citizens and police officers during encounters as a reason for the body cam pilot program.