University of Cincinnati Police Officer Ray Tensing has been indicted for murder in the shooting of Samuel Dubose, an unarmed black man. According to prosecutor Joseph Deters, video captured by Tensing’s body camera was the critical piece of evidence in the decision to pursue charges. Does this mean that cameras work?
Taser International, the company best known for its namesake product, announced today that its profits were up 57 percent over the previous quarter. But it’s not because tasers are flying off the shelves. That huge bump in profits is coming from sales of body cameras to America’s police departments.
It’s just after midnight and you’re jolted awake by the sound of a window breaking somewhere on your street. You look outside and you see two men who you’re pretty sure are stealing your neighbor’s car. You take out your phone but instead of calling 911, you start live-streaming to Periscope.
On the heels of rioting over police violence in Baltimore, the Justice Department announced today that the Obama administration will be giving local police departments $20 million in grants to buy body cameras for their officers.
Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called for body cameras for all police in a speech about law enforcement reform at Columbia University earlier this morning.
In the wake of protests over police violence against black men, many civil rights activists are calling for a high-tech solution: strapping wearable body cameras to cops. The idea is to hold police accountable for unnecessary violence. But the history of police body cams reveals that the devices have often had the…
Today the LA Police Department announced that it had purchased 3,130 new Tasers that activate a body camera when they're being used. The camera is activated after the officer turns off the safety on the Taser. The "non-lethal" weapon communicates with the officer's body camera via bluetooth.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Chief Charlie Beck announced that LAPD officers will officially begin wearing on-body cameras that will record their interactions with civilians.
Earlier this week, President Obama proposed $263 million to improve law enforcement, including $75 million for a Body Worn Cameras Partnership. Now, it's been announced that university researchers will be provided access to body camera footage to study police confrontations.
Today President Obama proposed $263 million in funding for law enforcement to help avoid another disaster like the ongoing mess in Ferguson, Missouri.
Skateboarder Aryeh Kraus was outfitted with 5 cameras on his body, 1 camera under his skateboard and 1 camera for a wide shot. Those 7 cameras combine for a dizzying, complicated and super technical video. Multiple perspectives makes skateboarding seem hard.