LAPD's physique cameras roll out Monday, however footage gained't be public

LAPD's body cameras roll out Monday, but footage won't be public

Come Monday the Los Angeles Police Division begins its deployment of physique cameras for officers. The preliminary rollout is restricted — solely 860 of the proposed 7,000 cameras will hit the streets at first — and the SWAT staff will not get them till someday after mid-September, based on The Los Angeles Occasions. The LAPD “does not plan on” making the recordings public until a legal or civil courtroom case hooked up to them, although. The American Civil Liberties Union says that this blanket refusal to make all captured video public signifies that police departments can cherrypick what footage they do select to distribute and primarily use it as PR for good deeds whereas holding much less-than-applause-worthy footage out of the limelight. In fact, a method round that may be establishing a YouTube channel like Seattle did, however that brings about its personal set of critics.

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