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A COP FIRES. A TEEN DIES. YET SIX POLICE BODY CAMERAS SOMEHOW MISS WHAT HAPPENS.

322d19787f9a461b902f00d6fda5d13d_18.jpgThe shooting of Mary S. Hawkes is profiled in an article by The Washington Post. Through the facts of Mary's case, the article illuminates the broader problems with the use of department-issued body cameras in police departments across the country. Read more at this link.

HAWKES' RIGHTS VIOLATED, ACCORDING TO APD INVESTIGATOR

handgun_by_u.s._pacific_fleet2_credit.jpgThe ABQ Journal has published an article in connection with the shooting of Mary S. Hawkes. In the article, Sgt. Norris confirms that police mishandled evidence, and that Mary's constitutional rights were violated that night. Read more at the link below.

How Police Body Cams Were Designed to Get Police Off the Hook

cxfykwya14cukydefssp.jpgIn an era of civil unrest and protest over police brutality, many are calling into question the validity of body cameras worn by policemen. Initially, the cameras were meant to prevent police from performing unnecessary violence, however the history of police body cams has revealed that the devices have often had the opposite effect. Read the full article here

Why 'Active Investigations' Don't Justify Keeping Police Video Secret

handgun_by_u.s._pacific_fleet2_credit.jpgPolice policies nationwide declare that body camera footage should not be released if the situation at hand is part of an active investigation. The ACLU argues why this does not justify keeping the police videos secret. Read the full article here. This firm is currently involved in litigation related to this issue in a case involving public records requests for documents and materials associated with the killing of James Boyd. 

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