It is important to acknowledge that the implementation of body-worn cameras (BWCs) affects various operations and administration, as well as internal and external stakeholders, in significant ways. We are in a critical time in history where this technology can assist law enforcement agencies during protests and other First Amendment events. Arizona State University (ASU) recently conducted a survey asking BWC PIP sites about their experiences with the recent protests, the value that BWCs added, challenges and problems each agency experienced, and solutions their agency implemented to overcome those challenges and problems.
In the second of two webinars on this topic, Dr. Michael White facilitated a discussion on BWCs during protests, speaking with two smaller police departments on their experiences. He also discussed the results from the survey, with a focus on smaller agencies and the impact BWCs have had on them.
To access the slides from the webinar, click here.