Stories tagged: body cameras
UPDATED: Fri., June 15, 2018, 9:27 p.m.
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, 12:03 a.m.
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, 12:17 p.m.
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 …
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 12:43 p.m.
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.
Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 11:18 a.m.
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.”
Wed., July 26, 2017, 2 p.m.
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, 6:03 p.m.
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, 5:16 p.m.
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has ordered the city’s police department to equip patrol officers with body cameras.
Thu., March 30, 2017, 8:52 a.m.
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.
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016, 6:24 p.m.
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.
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016, 9:25 a.m.
Last week’s officer-involved shooting in downtown Bend has the police department reconsidering an earlier decision not to purchase body cameras.
Wed., Dec. 28, 2016, 11:45 a.m.
Chicago authorities say all police officers will be equipped with body cameras by the end of 2017, a year ahead of schedule.
Wed., Dec. 28, 2016, 7:54 a.m.
The Seattle Police Department is outfitting its first group of officers with body cameras starting this week.
Fri., Sept. 23, 2016, 10:53 a.m.
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 …
Mon., Aug. 15, 2016, 5:22 p.m.
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 …
Fri., July 22, 2016, 6:04 p.m.
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 …
Wed., July 6, 2016, 4:52 p.m.
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 …
Mon., June 13, 2016, 8:35 p.m.
Pasco will join a growing number of cities across the country outfitting its police officers with body cameras.
Fri., June 10, 2016, 3:45 p.m.
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 …
Fri., June 10, 2016, 11:40 a.m.
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. …
Thu., April 21, 2016, 3:24 p.m.
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 …
Wed., April 20, 2016, 9:16 a.m.
The Bellingham Police Department will require all uniformed patrol officers to wear and use body cameras starting this summer.
Tue., March 8, 2016, 4:33 p.m.
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.
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016, 5:18 p.m.
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.
Wed., Jan. 13, 2016, 6:40 p.m.
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 …
Wed., Jan. 13, 2016, 6:19 p.m.
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 …
Sun., Dec. 27, 2015
Public will see investigation results as they are released to the prosecutor.
Wed., Dec. 23, 2015, 2:21 p.m.
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 …
Tue., Dec. 1, 2015, 10:17 p.m.
The Spokane police department will finish equipping all patrol officers with body cameras this month.
Sun., May 10, 2015
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 …