This paper is a guide to assist prosecutors in navigating the many complex issues surrounding a BWC program. It is divided into two parts: (i) BWC Technology and (ii) Prosecutor-Specific Considerations. Part One, BWC Technology, provides an overview of BWC technology and the systems in use by various police departments. This section discusses the technical specifications of BWC devices and supporting software and storage systems, and issues that this technology poses for prosecutors and law enforcement. Part Two, Prosecutor-Specific Considerations, discusses prosecutorial issues related to BWCs, such as developing office policies, access to recordings, discovery considerations, and the use of BWC recordings as evidence in the grand jury and at trial. A checklist for prosecutors is included in the Appendix.
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