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Stories tagged: body cameras

UPDATED: Fri., June 15, 2018

Internal police investigations, body camera video could be posted online under proposed Spokane law

Spokane City Councilman Breean Beggs wants to give those requesting records on police misconduct the option of having the information posted publicly. The Spokane Police Department has voiced concerns the …

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018

Body camera exemptions from Public Records Act could be extended

Some people recorded by police body cameras would continue have their privacy protected when that footage is sought as a public record under a proposal being considered by the Senate.

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017

Shawn Vestal: Spokane is a leader as body cameras catch on at more police departments

Denis McCormick’s job is to monitor complaints about Denver police officers. When the department was getting ready to start wearing body cameras, he found out by reading about it in …

New Seattle mayor will stick to police body camera plan

The second phase of a police body camera program put in place by former Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is set to kick in next week.

In Baltimore, more officers accused of faking evidence

Public defenders in Baltimore say charges against a client have been dropped because police body-camera video “appears to depict multiple officers working together to manufacture evidence.”

Minneapolis police chief tightens body camera policy after shooting of Australian woman

Minneapolis police officers will be required to have their body cameras on when they respond to calls and make traffic stops, the acting police chief announced Wednesday, following widespread criticism …

UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017

Minneapolis police chief: Death of Australian woman ‘should not have happened’

The fatal shooting of an Australian woman by a Minneapolis police officer responding to her 911 call “should not have happened,” police Chief Janee Harteau said Thursday, adding that the …

UPDATED: Mon., July 17, 2017

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray orders police to wear body cameras

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has ordered the city’s police department to equip patrol officers with body cameras.

Seattle police’s body-camera program stalls over policies

Seattle’s plan to equip police officers with body cameras has stalled as the city works to clarify policies regarding when officers are allowed to review the video.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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.

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 …

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. …

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 …

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.

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.

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.

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 …

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 …

Editorial: Release of shooting footage a good sign

Public will see investigation results as they are released to the prosecutor.

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 …

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.

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 …