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Questions remain as Baltimore police roll out body cameras

As the Baltimore Police Department prepares to equip 3,000 officers with body-worn cameras amid increasing scrutiny of police interactions with the public, questions remain about how the footage will be handled and who will have access to it. Baltimore Mayor ...

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Annapolis Summit: Criminal justice issues come to the fore

Legislators in the upcoming General Assembly are expected to consider changes to several laws governing policing, including measures to amend the state’s Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights. The expected legislation stems from the work of one legislative panel charged ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: The days of ‘Trust me’ are over

Baltimore City police officers soon will be wearing body cameras, and stationary video cameras already record a substantial amount of activity on Baltimore’s streets. The Commission Regarding the Implementation & Use of Body Cameras by Law Enforcement Officers, established by ...

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With body cameras, attorneys look forward to video evidence of police encounters

Video of a police encounter with a citizen can be game changing in criminal and civil proceedings, and attorneys hope the roll-out of body cameras in the Baltimore Police Department will increase accountability and clarify factual issues. More than 150 ...

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Montgomery County police: New body cameras defuse situations

ROCKVILLE — Montgomery County police say wearing body cameras has been beneficial despite some challenges. WTOP Radio reports that Capt. Paul Liquorie says the cameras tend to de-escalate situations. Liquorie told the County Council’s Public Safety Committee that the cameras ...

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Body camera panel’s proposal raises concern about public records access

The lone recommendation in the final report of a state commission on best practices for the use of police body cameras has led to concerns about access to public records. The 19-page report, posted on the commission’s website, contains 16 ...

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Committee searches for ‘Goldilocks’ body camera policy

ANNAPOLIS — Members of a state commission will spend the next 30 days working mostly independently to develop a set of best practices for state regulations governing the use of body cameras by police. Retired U.S. District Court Judge Frederic ...

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Md. panel studying police body cameras gets belated start

A panel charged with making recommendations that could lead to a statewide policy for the use of police body cameras will have to hit the ground running in order to meet its deadline. Nearly two dozen members of the Commission ...

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