Should Police Departments Release Video After Officer-Involved Shootings?
In 2017, the Policing Project lead a city-wide community engagement survey for the Los Angeles Police Commission to collect public and officer feedback on the LAPD’s policy for releasing body-worn camera video footage of critical incidents—defined as any incident in which an officer fires a gun or an individual dies in police custody. Between March 23 and May 7, 2017, individuals and organizations were invited to go to LAPDVideo.org where they could view a variety of educational materials relating to the release of BWC footage, including this video and a corresponding fact sheet.
Report on the Comments Received and the CCPD’s Response
By Barry Friedman and Maria Ponomarenko for Gotham Gazette