Seattle PD has a YouTube channel for its physique digital camera footage
Seattle’s officer-worn digital camera footage is making its method on-line, however for those who have been hoping for something Cops-like you are more likely to be dissatisfied. In accordance with privateness measures, faces aren’t the one elements of a shot which are blurred out — more often than not it is the complete body, and audio’s been scrubbed as properly. Seattle’s police division’s utilizing strategies beneficial by volunteer hacker Tim Clemans, and in response to SPD Blotter, the redacting course of solely took half-a-day to course of 4 hours of uncooked video. Comparatively, the pressure’s previous strategies would take upwards of a 60 minutes to obfuscate a single minute of footage.
As of now there’re a handful of clips starting from four-to-half-hour in size, with a majority of SPD BodyWornVideo’s uploads coming from final month’s Martin Luther King Day protests. The plan, in line with The Seattle Occasions, is for the instruments to get additional refinements after which distribute them, totally free, to different regulation enforcement businesses — perhaps even yours.
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