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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Law - NACDL Issues Groundbreaking Report and Recommendations on Police Body Cameras

A few quotes from the long news release, issued today (the the involvement of IU-McKinney's Prof. Schumm):

Washington, DC (Mar. 15, 2017) -- The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), with support from the Foundation for Criminal Justice (FCJ), today releases Policing Body Cameras: Policies and Procedures to Safeguard the Rights of the Accused. This report is the product of more than two years of careful research and deliberation. In this report, NACDL endorses the continued and wider use of body cameras as long as they are implemented with NACDL's policy recommendations, which are set forth below and in the report. With these protections in place, body cameras have the potential to better document encounters between police officers and civilians while mitigating competing concerns about their potential for misuse or abuse. The report and recommendations represent an important contribution to critical conversations and policymaking taking place throughout the country. * * *

The recommendations set forth in detail in this report will maximize cameras' use in protecting the public and the police alike, and in generating reliable criminal justice outcomes. Those recommendations are summarized below. * * *

NACDL thanks the Foundation for Criminal Justice for its support of the task force and Joel M. Schumm, Clinical Professor of Law at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, for drafting this report.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on March 15, 2017 12:47 PM
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