California To Ease Mandatory Sentences, Ban Facial Recognition On Police Body CamerasCalifornia will soon end some mandatory sentences, make it easier to expunge old criminal records, bar charging inmates for medical care and ban police from using facial recognition software on body cameras.
2 Bills Increasing Law Enforcement Transparency Signed By BrownCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown signed two bills into law on Sunday that will increase access to law enforcement records and body camera footage, according to state officials.
Santa Cruz Suspect Who Rammed Deputy After Escaping Handcuffs IdentifiedThe Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office revealed more details and body camera footage Tuesday from a case near Santa Cruz last Friday in which a deputy shot and injured a woman who had escaped from handcuffs and rammed another deputy with a stolen patrol car.
Santa Cruz Police Beginning Body Camera TrialThe Santa Cruz Police Department announced Wednesday that it will start a one-month trial of body cameras on some of its officers.
Moonlighting San Francisco Officers Required To Wear Body Cameras When police officers in America's cities put on their uniforms and grab their weapons before moonlighting in security jobs at nightclubs, hospitals, and ballparks, there's one piece of equipment they often leave behind — their body camera.
Study: Body Camera Footage Reveals Officers Speak More Respectfully To Whites Than BlacksThe odds of hearing a police officer say thank you, or utter an apology during a routine traffic stop in Oakland are much higher for a white driver than a black driver.
Study Finds Body Cameras Reduce Police Complaints More Than 90%Researchers suggested that cameras encourage best behavior on the part of both the officers and the public.
San Jose Police Begin Using Body-Worn CamerasSan Jose's police chief compared deployment of body cameras to when officers were first introduced to handheld radios.
SJPD Officers Getting Body Cams After Years Of TestingAfter over two years of testing body cameras, San Jose Police plan to roll out the technology to all officers in the field this week, but the cameras are being welcomed with a heavy dose of skepticism by some community leaders.
Hayward Police Ordered To Refund Money Charged For Bodycam Video RequestAn Alameda County Superior Court judge has ordered the Hayward Police Department to refund more than $3,000 in fees charged to the National Lawyers Guild to fulfill a California Public Records Act request for body camera footage of a Black Lives Matter protest in 2014, according to the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the guild.
San Francisco Police Officers Get OK To Review Body Camera FootageThe San Francisco Police Commission voted 5-2 Wednesday night in support of a body camera policy that would allow police officers involved in shootings and other incidents to review footage after giving an initial statement.
San Francisco Police Commission Approves Draft Rules On Body CamerasThe San Francisco Police Commission approved a draft policy on the police department’s use of body-worn cameras Wednesday night, prohibiting officers from reviewing footage prior to submitting incident reports.
Instagram Videos Show SFPD Officers Joking About Shooting SuspectsSan Francisco police are trying to track down a videographer who posted two short videos of two San Francisco police officers laughing and joking about shooting suspects, police said Friday.
San Jose Police Begin Testing Body CamerasSan Jose police will begin testing body-worn cameras in the field.
Body Cameras For All San Francisco Police Officers Proposed; 250 More Officers To Be HiredThe budget proposal from San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee would also allow the city to 250 new police officers over the next two years.