LAPD BODY-WORN CAMERA VIDEO RELEASE POLICY Fact Sheet
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 fact sheet and a corresponding video.
1). What are some of the arguments in favor of releasing video?
2). What are some of the arguments against releasing video?
3). What was LAPD’s policy and how does it compare to other departments’?