Should video from LAPD body cameras be released after a police shooting? If so, when? Police Commission wants to know
The Los Angeles Police Commission on Thursday launched its latest effort to answer one of the biggest questions facing law enforcement today, one that has increasingly tested the LAPD and other agencies as video consistently inspires fresh scrutiny of policing: When should footage from police body cameras be released?
The Policing project is on ALI’s Annual Meeting agenda this year for the first time, specifically, Use of Force. As the project progresses, The ALI Adviser will share several sections of the project, including Black Letter and Comments. The first in this series is Section 5.04 – Proportional Use of Force.
Watching the debate in this country over public safety, you’d think some people wish to live securely, while others welcome Armageddon. Conservative pundit Bill O’Reilly recently went after “liberal politicians” in Chicago and San Francisco, noting crime in those cities and saying, “The situation is out of control and a disgrace, and that’s what happens when incompetent politicians demand the police stop enforcing laws.”
From Snowden to Ferguson, the solution to these challenges is both simple and profound: democratic accountability. That is what is largely missing from policing today.
Arrests are the paradigmatic police activity. Though the practice of arrests in the United States, especially arrests involving minority suspects, is under attack, even critics widely assume the power to arrest is essential to policing.
The Bemidji Police Department intends to spend the next three years building a stronger relationship with the community, training its officers and working to reduce crime in the city.
Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie speaks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL’s Robert J. Wright and Erin McCarty about how the events of 2016, including the Alton Sterling shooting and the subsequent murder of three officers, changed the department’s approach to policing.
Project Reporter Matthew Fletcher was featured on a Minnesota Public Radio News segment on incidents of Native Americans interacting with police.
Justice Department Finds a Pattern of Civil Rights Violations by the Chicago Police Department.
Whether justified or not, the recent spate of high-profile police shooting cases throughout the United States has brought national attention to the issue of whether law enforcement officers should be using body cameras while on duty.