body-worn cameras

Police body cameras are coming

Police body cameras are coming

Segun Idowu weighs in on The Codcast

It’s been a long march for the Boston Police Camera Action Team, but nearly four years after the community-based group set out to push Boston police to have officers deployed with body-worn cameras it looks like victory is in sight. In recent days, Mayor Marty Walsh and Police Commissioner Bill Evans have both signaled that(...)

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The Codcast: Police body cameras are coming

It’s been a long march for the Boston Police Camera Action Team, but nearly four years after the community-based group set out to push Boston police to have officers deployed with body-worn cameras it looks like victory is in sight. In recent days, Mayor Marty Walsh and Police Commissioner Bill Evans have both signaled that(...)

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Modest benefit found in Boston study of police body cameras

Modest benefit found in Boston study of police body cameras

Findings set the stage for debate over next steps

PRELIMINARY FINDINGS from Boston’s study of police-worn body cameras point to a small benefit in reducing citizen complaints filed against officers, but no impact on police use of force against civilians. The mixed results of the study carried out by researchers at Northeastern University could prompt a fresh round of debate between advocates for body(...)

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Judge says body camera pilot can move forward

Judge says body camera pilot can move forward

Wilkins denies Boston police union petition for injunction

A JUDGE HAS sided with Boston Police Commissioner William Evans and ruled that he has authority to assign officers to a body-worn camera pilot project over the objections of the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association. In a decision handed down Friday morning, Suffolk Superior Court Judge Douglas Wilkins said Evans had the management authority to order(...)

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