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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 where they could view a variety of educational materials relating to the release of BWC footage, including this video and a corresponding fact sheet.

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