Lawyers Fight to Block Terrible NYPD Body Cam Policies

April 21, 2017

...In 2013, the CCR won a landmark ruling against the NYPD that found the its stop-and-frisk policies violated the 4th and 14th amendments rights of black and latino men, who were unfairly targeted by the practice. The court ordered a series of reforms, one of which was implementing a body camera program to increase officer transparency. The crux of the CCR’s challenge is that the NYPD’s current body camera policies instead undermine officer transparency, and thus doesn’t satisfy the reform requirements granted by the original suit. They want the NYPD to hold the program until the policies are revised.

“We’ve asked that the policy require that any time an office speak to a civilians pursuant to investigating any type of criminal activity...that encounter should be recorded,” Darius Charney, Senior Staff Attorney for the CCR told Gizmodo. ...

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