The NYPD has released its new body camera policy, responding to public comments solicited through a process run by the Policing Project. The policy will apply to a 1,000-camera pilot project scheduled to begin later this spring. During the summer of 2016, the Policing Project reached [...]
On Tuesday, March 21, Policing Project Deputy Director Maria Ponomarenko testified before the New York Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. She discussed the need for “front-end” democratic accountability around policing, and discussed the Policing Project’s efforts in this regard. She also emphasized the [...]
Starting today, the New York City Police Department invites individuals and organizations to share their views on its proposed body-worn camera policy by accessing a brief questionnaire and online comment portal at www.nypdbodycameras.org. The site will be accessible until midnight July 31, 2016.
Recent reporting from the Epoch Times raises doubts about the New York Police Department’s (NYPD) new community policing push. While it seems too soon to deem the community policing program a failure, the Epoch Times’ reporting does raise an important question: whether the [...]
The Z Backscatter van, used by the New York Police Department for the past decade, is a powerful, mobile, paramilitary x-ray machine that literally sees through walls. It can detect people, explosives, drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, and even currency. Although these vans further important [...]