Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Sunday August 30, 2015

LAPD Body Cameras Roll Out Monday

Video is the ultimate evidence, as they say, so the LAPD is starting to put cameras on every officer to bring clarity to controversial encounters. I’m a little surprised at why Californians are upset over why the videos won’t be released to the public, however; have they read their state’s statutes lately?

The LAPD policy آ— approved by the Police Commission's 3-1 vote in April آ— allows officers to review the footage before writing reports or giving statements to internal investigators. But the LAPD has said it does not plan on publicly releasing the recordings unless they are part of a criminal or civil court proceeding.