Mee Soon Langohr, member of the Government Investigations and Criminal Defense practice groups at Shulman Rogers, comments on the recent Washington Post article, “D.C. police update body-camera policy following fatal shooting of motorcyclist.”
The linked Washington Post article highlights one of the major concerns across the country (and internationally) of implementing body-worn cameras: how to ensure that the cameras are actually activated when they should be. As this case illustrates, having 2400 body-worn cameras is not helpful if the cameras are not turned on to record the incidents and provide the intended documentation of police/civilian encounters. Resulting from this incident, the D.C. police will be updating their body-worn camera policy only six months after the original policy went into effect.
Read the full article here.
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