And a spotlight shines again on the tech, as the world has watched video of the police killing of George Floyd in May — captured on cellphones by bystanders.
Political leaders are under pressure to address police brutality and racial bias in law enforcement, and more governments are turning to body cameras as a solution.
In my latest video report, embedded above, I break down the basics of how police body-worn cameras work.
Auto-recording and livestreaming features may help, but experts say the problems with body-worn cameras go beyond the tech.
But the Minneapolis Police Department hasn’t released video to the public, saying it’s part of an active investigation. Stay in the know.
A national spotlight shines once again on police body cameras.
That level of tech isn’t widely adopted yet by police nationally, though departments are taking a closer look in light of ongoing protests calling for police reform.
How police bodycams work and how they fall short https://t.co/ug6hkooBko— CNET News (@CNETNews) August 3, 2020
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