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(Daily Breeze)   When beating up people, about 20% of the LAPD officers are too busy in the beating up process to turn on their body cameras   (dailybreeze.com) divider line
    More: Obvious, Police, Camera, department policy, use of force incidents, Office of the Inspector General report, Deadly force, Los Angeles Police Department officers, Los Angeles Police Commission Tuesday  
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TWX
2021-07-21 1:33:27 PM  
seems a simple enough solution, if you're uniform, tie the body camera to the timeclock system. Body camera off? you're not a cop at that moment. if you're not a cop you're a civilian and actions taken as a civilian aren't protected for civil or criminal liability.
 
2021-07-21 2:59:17 PM  
Yeah, there's a really easy technological solution to that.  I think there should be a federal law that states police are required to wear body cams (give them a federal grant if necessary), body cams must be confirmed to be  operational at beginning of shift, and you are only protected by qualified immunity when the body cam is on.  I bet those f*cking pigs would find a way to have it on once one or two of them have their lives f*cking ruined by lawsuits.
 
2021-07-21 3:58:25 PM  
Abolish all police.  Problem solved.
 
Juc
2021-07-21 3:59:42 PM  
strange that.
it's like that's on purpose.
 
2021-07-21 4:00:14 PM  
So fire those cops.  They are either incompetent, or dirty.
 
2021-07-21 4:00:42 PM  
LAPD: "To connect with verve"
 
2021-07-21 4:06:29 PM  

TWX: seems a simple enough solution, if you're uniform, tie the body camera to the timeclock system. Body camera off? you're not a cop at that moment. if you're not a cop you're a civilian and actions taken as a civilian aren't protected for civil or criminal liability.


Exactly this. I've been saying this since body cams became efficient enough for an entire shift.

Make it the official badge. Any police actions with it off, get charged with impersonating an officer.
 
2021-07-21 4:08:22 PM  
Hey, just checking in to see if you're ready to abolish the police yet and build a new, better system, or if this still isn't enough evidence for you that policing as it exists is utterly irredeemable.
 
2021-07-21 4:10:31 PM  
How 'bout  no camera = no pay.

maybe that will hit where it might make then give a damn.
 
2021-07-21 4:11:18 PM  
"hey, your body cam wasn't on when you killed this guy."

Cop: "trust me, it was a clean shoot."

"Oh ok coolsies then."
 
2021-07-21 4:17:24 PM  
Seems like we need to get inexpensive body cameras with streaming capabilities onto citizens.
 
2021-07-21 4:19:09 PM  
Q:  Why do LA cops leave Dodgersgames early?
A:  To beat the crowd!
 
2021-07-21 4:20:06 PM  
Try not beating people?
 
2021-07-21 4:22:39 PM  
The camera not being on, or "malfunctioning", should be treated as if it were spoliation of evidence.  I.e., the destroyed evidence that might have existed is interpreted in the light most inculpatory to the officer.
 
2021-07-21 4:52:19 PM  
This is a half-rhetorical question: basically everyone agrees that cops should be required to have their cameras on and there should be stiff penalties if they don't. So, why aren't we doing that? If a city in arguably the most "liberal" state can't manage that, what hope is there for the rest of us?

Ted Wheeler is a Democrat, and the police commissioner. He saw nothing wrong with his police force brutalizing the everloving f*ck out of his citizens and spraying so much gas at them that people had to tape up their windows and it poisoned the water supply.

Jenny Durkan is a Democrat. Don't even get me started on what a monster she is.

Both their cities have "liberal," Democrat-dominated city councils.

If we can't get liberal states and cities to change anything, what chance does the country have?
 
2021-07-21 4:59:53 PM  
There are way too many people in this thread who apparently have a fetish for first person views of police officers taking a dump.
 
2021-07-21 5:19:51 PM  

Geotpf: There are way too many people in this thread who apparently have a fetish for first person views of police officers taking a dump.


What's wrong with that?  From the first person view taking a dump would only be a shot of the back of the door.  You need to go 2nd or 3rd person to get to the good action.
 
2021-07-21 5:42:02 PM  
If they are turned off, the cop's testimony of what happened should be thrown out as they've shown that they took active measures to conceal a crime.

The on/off control shouldn't be accessible by the officer. It should be turned on at the beginning of the shift and off at the end of the shift. Footage put on the cloud referenced by cop, date, time, and location. If there's a complaint, the footage for that time should be released to both sides at the same time.
 
2021-07-21 5:46:06 PM  
Are you sure it's not the 80% that who are too busy to turn them off?
 
2021-07-21 5:51:44 PM  
Fortunately this problem is only recent. This song however is 30 years old(NSFW):
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2021-07-21 6:39:20 PM  
For all those advocating that every officer should have a body camera running at all times during a shift, have you thought through the practical effects of that decision? The equipment costs associated with this practice will be enormous.  It isn't just the body camera equipment for each officer, it is the secure storage aspect of all that information, most of which will be irrelevant.  You either have the department with its own server space or you have to have some secure cloud based storage that protects the chain of custody and accuracy so the footage can be used in court.

There are 800,000 sworn peace officers in the United States.  If each one has their body camera activated for each hour worked during a day, say 8 hours, and say each hour of footage is 1.5gigs for video and audio, that is 12 gigs of data per officer generated every day (9.6 million gigs of data per day).  This information has to be stored securely and maintained for months or years.  This would require enormous resources for every department law and small taking away from potential officers on the street or other resources that could be directed at mental health or other services.

I am not saying it wouldn't be nice, but there are significant costs and trade offs to this decision that would result mostly in footage of officers picking their nose and scratching their ass.
 
2021-07-21 6:52:57 PM  

austerity101: This is a half-rhetorical question: basically everyone agrees that cops should be required to have their cameras on and there should be stiff penalties if they don't. So, why aren't we doing that? If a city in arguably the most "liberal" state can't manage that, what hope is there for the rest of us?

Ted Wheeler is a Democrat, and the police commissioner. He saw nothing wrong with his police force brutalizing the everloving f*ck out of his citizens and spraying so much gas at them that people had to tape up their windows and it poisoned the water supply.

Jenny Durkan is a Democrat. Don't even get me started on what a monster she is.

Both their cities have "liberal," Democrat-dominated city councils.

If we can't get liberal states and cities to change anything, what chance does the country have?


Police unions contribute heavily to municipal and state elections.
 
2021-07-21 8:34:18 PM  

Boojum2k: austerity101: This is a half-rhetorical question: basically everyone agrees that cops should be required to have their cameras on and there should be stiff penalties if they don't. So, why aren't we doing that? If a city in arguably the most "liberal" state can't manage that, what hope is there for the rest of us?

Ted Wheeler is a Democrat, and the police commissioner. He saw nothing wrong with his police force brutalizing the everloving f*ck out of his citizens and spraying so much gas at them that people had to tape up their windows and it poisoned the water supply.

Jenny Durkan is a Democrat. Don't even get me started on what a monster she is.

Both their cities have "liberal," Democrat-dominated city councils.

If we can't get liberal states and cities to change anything, what chance does the country have?

Police unions contribute heavily to municipal and state elections.


So "what chance do we have" is exactly the chance that there is enough defund funding to outspend the union.

Figure out how to convince Bezos and you're golden.
 
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