Do Body Cameras Lead To Fewer Citizen Complaints? A Recent Study Says No.

Last month, the New York Times reported on a recent Washington, D.C. study on the use of police body cameras.  As part of the study, the D.C. Metro police department randomly split 2,000 officers into two groups – one group without cameras and the second group with cameras.  Researchers expected to see a reduction in…

Body Camera Updates: Proposed Legislation and Pay-Per-View Hype

The Legislature Tries Again:  Will California Law Require Disclosure of Officer-Involved Shooting Videos? In the January 2017 edition of the Burke Beat, we discussed the California Legislature’s inability to reach a consensus on key issues relating to police body-worn cameras, and the implications of that legislative void.  The Legislature is now close to resolving the…