They’re not transparent. They’re not independent. They’re not even turned on when they should be.
In case after case, police departments say officers did not have their body cameras activated when it counted.
If there’s not significant discipline for officers who fail to follow local policies—as the officers failed in D.C., Chicago, and Charlotte—then it doesn’t matter what’s in the policy.
many states have introduced or passed new laws that restrict public access to footage while preserving police access.