Stories tagged: Body cameras
THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 2016, 6:24 P.M.
Family of man killed by Bend police says he was unarmed
Lawyers for the family of a man fatally shot by a Bend police officer Friday say the man was unarmed and still belted in his vehicle when he was killed.
THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 2016, 9:25 A.M.
Shooting prompts Bend police to reconsider body cameras
Last week’s officer-involved shooting in downtown Bend has the police department reconsidering an earlier decision not to purchase body cameras.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28, 2016, 11:45 A.M.
Chicago speeds up plan to equip officers with body cameras
Chicago authorities say all police officers will be equipped with body cameras by the end of 2017, a year ahead of schedule.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28, 2016, 7:54 A.M.
Seattle police officers to start wearing body cameras
The Seattle Police Department is outfitting its first group of officers with body cameras starting this week.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 23, 2016, 10:53 A.M.
The tale of the tape: when should police videos be released?
Two police shootings, both recorded by police. In one city, the police recordings were released almost immediately and protests remained calm. In the other, the chief has so far refused …
MONDAY, AUG. 15, 2016, 5:22 P.M.
Body camera footage access extended to members of Police Ombudsman Office
The Spokane Police Guild and Interim Police Ombudsman Bart Logue have come to an agreement expanding access to officers’ body camera footage. Logue’s assistant will have access to digitally stored …
FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2016, 6:04 P.M.
Police ombudsman, union set to negotiate access to body camera footage
Bart Logue, Spokane’s interim police ombudsman, wants his assistant to be able to access body camera footage captured by officers in the field. But the union representing officers argue the …
WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2016, 4:52 P.M.
Police body camera videos affecting criminal case outcomes
Spokane County Prosecutor Larry Haskell saw the power of video evidence while working on a drunken driving case a few years ago. The suspect’s attorney claimed his client was not …
MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2016, 8:35 P.M.
Pasco City Council OKs use of body cameras by police
Pasco will join a growing number of cities across the country outfitting its police officers with body cameras.
FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2016, 3:45 P.M.
Spokane police to get new, high-def body cameras
Spokane police will soon have brand-new body cameras that can record high-definition video. Most of the department’s 220 cameras have only been on the streets about a year - patrol …
FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2016, 11:40 A.M.
Officer body camera rollout begins in Boise
BOISE – The Boise Police Department is providing officers with body cameras. KTVB-TV reported the department issued its first 30 cameras to supervisors and the night police team on Wednesday. …
THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2016, 3:24 P.M.
Police body cameras in Spokane don’t encourage better citizen behavior, study says
A new report from an Arizona State University study says Spokane residents filmed on police body cameras generally had a positive view of police after the interaction, but there’s no …
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016, 9:16 A.M.
Bellingham to make body cameras mandatory for officers
The Bellingham Police Department will require all uniformed patrol officers to wear and use body cameras starting this summer.
TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2016, 4:33 P.M.
Washington Legislature passes bill on police body cameras
The Legislature has passed a bill that seeks to keep police body-camera videos available to the public while limiting broad requests for the footage.
MONDAY, FEB. 22, 2016, 5:18 P.M.
Police body camera rules approved by state House would limit release of footage
House approves restrictions on the release of video from police body cameras, but they aren’t enough for critics who worry about misuse by the government.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 13, 2016, 6:40 P.M.
Records advocate wants all Spokane police body camera videos
For months, Tim Schwering has been talking to Spokane’s Public Safety Committee about a worst-case scenario for the police records unit he supervises. Half of the department’s 202 patrol officers …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 13, 2016, 6:19 P.M.
Body camera footage shows police shooting of carjacking suspect
Spokane police today released body camera, cellphone and surveillance video showing the Nov. 7 shooting of carjacking suspect Tyler J. Randant, 22. Body camera video from Officer Cory Lyons shows …
SUNDAY, DEC. 27, 2015
Editorial: Release of shooting footage a good sign
Public will see investigation results as they are released to the prosecutor.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 23, 2015, 2:21 P.M.
Spokane Police change policy on review of lethal force; release body cam video in Hillyard shooting
Body camera videos of two SPD officers who fired on 37-year-old Jason M. Smith during a domestic dispute in October show a bloody and chaotic scene. The Police Department released …
TUESDAY, DEC. 1, 2015, 10:17 P.M.
Audit sheds light on body camera program as more police officers outfitted
The Spokane police department will finish equipping all patrol officers with body cameras this month.
SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2015
Police body cameras focus of two studies
As protests over police shootings continue across the U.S., outfitting officers with body cameras has become a go-to solution for many who say the technology will provide objective evidence and …
THURSDAY, FEB. 19, 2015
House bills seek to provide clarity on police body camera use
Spokane’s police chief says his department may not deploy the 220 police body cameras the city already has purchased until the state Legislature finalizes rules about publicly releasing footage. And …
SUNDAY, FEB. 1, 2015
Spokane police to investigate chase, shooting
The Spokane Police Department is leading the investigation into the exchange of gunfire Friday night between a man and a county deputy who was chasing him in Spokane Valley. A …
SUNDAY, DEC. 7, 2014
Body camera use abuts privacy issues
The seemingly simple idea of outfitting police officers with body cameras to capture interactions with citizens has raised concerns across cities in Washington about individual privacy and the scope of …
FRIDAY, NOV. 28, 2014
Shawn Vestal: Body camera policy evolving in positive directions
Seventeen Spokane police officers put on body cameras 13 weeks ago. In the time since, at least two important things have happened: Chief Frank Straub said the department was tightening …
TUESDAY, NOV. 25, 2014
AG’s office: No consent needed for body cameras
The cameras that will soon be worn by all Spokane police officers on patrol may continue rolling without consent in most cases, the Washington attorney general’s office announced Monday. Most …
MONDAY, NOV. 24, 2014, 9:04 A.M.
Attorney General: Police body cameras can record inside private residences
Conversations between law enforcement and members of the public may be recorded on police body cameras without citizen consent, according to an opinion issued today by Washington State Attorney General’s …
MONDAY, NOV. 10, 2014, 2:26 P.M.
Body camera not turned on in officer-involved shooting
One Spokane Police officer involved in the non-fatal shooting of a domestic violence suspect last weekend was wearing a body camera at the scene, but the camera was not turned …
FRIDAY, OCT. 31, 2014
Police must now leave cameras on
In response to public feedback, Spokane police officers outfitted with body cameras will record every incident they respond to for the next month of the department’s pilot program. Spokane police …
SATURDAY, SEPT. 13, 2014
Cops, cameras a gray area
Spokane police officers wearing body cameras as part of the department’s pilot program will stop recording in private residences if asked by the home’s occupant, police Chief Frank Straub said …