Stop LAPD Spying Releases Report: Body-Worn Cameras: An Empty Reform to Expand the Surveillance State

In 2014, body-worn cameras for police became the subject of public discussion across political and media landscapes following the non-indictments handed down to the officers involved in the killings of Ezell Ford, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and countless other people of color. With conflicting narratives surrounding many of these high profile cases of unarmed black and brown as well as mentally ill, transient, and homeless individuals being killed at the hands of law enforcement, body-worn cameras have been advocated as one technological remedy toward fostering greater police accountability and transparency by providing what proponents hold is objective documentation of community-police interactions. Full Report

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