Justice Department funds body-worn cameras for small-town, rural, tribal police
A $7.65 million program is open to law enforcement agencies with 50 or fewer full-time sworn personnel, as well as tribal and rural departments.
Public records requests for audio, video spiked during pandemic
Agencies are spending far more time processing public records requests than ever before, according to data collected by a government software provider.
Body-worn cameras have struggled to achieve desired reforms
A report from the Council on Criminal Justice finds that cameras alone have not been enough to make police departments more transparent or trusted.
New York State Police begin body-worn camera program
New York State Police are currently being outfitted with body-worn cameras that begin filming automatically upon the draw of a gun or stun device.