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Mee Soon Langohr comments on Washington Post article: D.C. police update body-camera policy following fatal shooting of motorcyclist

September 15, 2016

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