Should the Police Control Their Own Body Camera Footage?

Should the Police Control Their Own Body Camera Footage? (“Body cameras are spreading fast through American policing, and they’re generating an ocean of video. Axon, a company that provides secure cloud storage for police departments, says it’s received more than 4 million hours’ worth of video uploads from its clients. Almost without exception, those videos are controlled by the law enforcement agencies that created them. Some are now challenging that practice and proposing alternatives.”)

 

A New GOP Bill Would Make It Virtually Impossible to Sue the Police

A New GOP Bill Would Make It Virtually Impossible to Sue the Police (“Keeping with the Trump administration’s law-and-order rhetoric, Republicans in the House and Senate recently introduced a bill they’re calling the Back the Blue Act of 2017… The bill would create new federal crimes, impose federal police over the will of local officials and voters and shield police officers from virtually any civil liability, even in cases of egregious misconduct.”)