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Body Cam Footage Released in St. Paul Police Shooting

It’s incidents like these that leave me astounded that not every police and sheriff’s department provides body cams to its officers. A week ago, a St. Paul police officer shot and killed Ronald Davis, who the officer said had attacked … Continue reading

A look at some Pros and Cons of Police Body Cams

The AP took a nice, in-depth look at both sides of the body cam issue. We here at Crimcourts are still firmly of the opinion that the pros far outweigh the cons. The story is worth a read.

Some Officers are Buying Their Own Body Cams

Officer Kidder of New Richmond, Ohio, whose body cam showed his impressive restraint in not using deadly force in his confrontation with a murder suspect, was using his own body cam during the incident. It was apparently given to him … Continue reading

Inside look at Cape Coral police body cameras

The Cape Coral Police Body Cams are active- NBC-2 takes a look: Inside look at Cape Coral police body cameras.

Cape Coral Considers Purchasing Police Body Cams

According to Wink news, Cape Coral is considering purchasing body cams for the police department. Crimcourts recommends the cameras, for the quality of law enforcement and for the protection of officers. The people of Cape Coral will benfit from this … Continue reading

Cape Coral PD to get Body Cams

Cape Coral has approved the purchase of body cams for Cape Coral police officers. It’s a $300,000 purchase, but it will improve law enforcement and help protect officers. That’s a good move for the city and the people of Cape … Continue reading

Fort Myers Police Are Getting Body Cameras

Some good news for Friday, the City of Fort Myers is going to outfit all FMPD officers with body cams. The first 40 cameras are arriving, and will be deployed soon on patrol officers. Chief Baker has been vocal and … Continue reading

Making the Case for Body-Worn Cameras

I have repeatedly recommended the adoption of body-worn cameras for law enforcement. It’s a win-win situation. There’s never a problem of having too much evidence. Having active cameras can only help get to the truth for police-citizen encounters. The body … Continue reading

A Real-Time Reminder of the Value of Police Cameras

I was able to get back into a courtroom for a socially distanced trial this week. It was my first since the pandemic hit, and quite a different experience, between physical distancing and the clear face masks that were provided … Continue reading

Here’s the Story from NBC regarding Surveillance Cameras I was Quoted

The link is up from last night’s NBC-2 follow-up story regarding use of surveillance cameras. The law is a little unclear, but there’s no doubt the best practice is for law enforcement to get a warrant when they are going … Continue reading