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bluestarone

(17,387 posts)
Mon Apr 12, 2021, 03:09 PM Apr 2021

I'm curious if someone could answer these questions about Police bodycams.

Who sees them? Do they have to be turned in for review? Can they be altered? In each dept, is there anybody that has sole responsibility to investigate these cams, then turn it over to someone else? How does it all work out.

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I'm curious if someone could answer these questions about Police bodycams. (Original Post) bluestarone Apr 2021 OP
All I know is that righteous police reform requires them to be on... soothsayer Apr 2021 #1
I'd like to see if GUN is drawn (used) and cam is off, That's bluestarone Apr 2021 #2
Yeah, it's something like that in some proposals soothsayer Apr 2021 #7
To what end? Body cameras don't reduce police violence. WhiskeyGrinder Apr 2021 #3
You are probably right TheRealNorth Apr 2021 #5
Meh. That's not reform. I'd rather we don't get to the point of having to deal with juries and cop WhiskeyGrinder Apr 2021 #6
Baby steps? soothsayer Apr 2021 #8
People are dying. WhiskeyGrinder Apr 2021 #9
Laws vary by state. WhiskeyGrinder Apr 2021 #4
Answer, depends on the state and/or municipality. 3Hotdogs Apr 2021 #10
Just gotta wonder if bluestarone Apr 2021 #11

soothsayer

(38,601 posts)
1. All I know is that righteous police reform requires them to be on...
Mon Apr 12, 2021, 03:11 PM
Apr 2021

...and automatically penalizes cops who turn them off (they can do that).

TheRealNorth

(9,536 posts)
5. You are probably right
Mon Apr 12, 2021, 03:19 PM
Apr 2021

But they can help establish the facts of what actually happened, especially when you have juries predisposed to believe the police-version of the story.

WhiskeyGrinder

(22,739 posts)
6. Meh. That's not reform. I'd rather we don't get to the point of having to deal with juries and cop
Mon Apr 12, 2021, 03:25 PM
Apr 2021

stories in the first place.

3Hotdogs

(12,680 posts)
10. Answer, depends on the state and/or municipality.
Mon Apr 12, 2021, 03:55 PM
Apr 2021

I can envision some Republican states where it would be illegal for a cop to have a body cam.

bluestarone

(17,387 posts)
11. Just gotta wonder if
Mon Apr 12, 2021, 04:02 PM
Apr 2021

Anyway the feds could get involved? EVERY state should be the same, i'm thinking!

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