Editorial: LAPD is reaching out to the public on its use police body cameras. The Sheriff’s Department should take note (Los Angeles) – Los Angeles Times

Body cameras worn by Los Angeles police officers are virtual eyewitnesses, recording and presenting incidents as the tiny lenses see them. Like any witness testimony, the captured images are useful, although incomplete, depictions of what happened. In high-profile cases a large or at least vocal swath of the public generally wants to see such images immediately while the LAPD typically keeps them under wraps pending a full investigation – exacerbating suspicions that the department has something to hide. (read more)

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