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'No Way Everyone Is Dead in There': Pulse Footage Released

Videos show tense scenes inside, outside club

(Newser) - The Orlando Sentinel and ABC News have obtained police body camera footage that shows tense scenes inside and outside the Pulse nightclub during the June 12 mass shooting that killed 49 people. In the two dozen videos released under a public records request, officers can be seen arriving at the... More »

Cop Charged With Theft Thanks to Own Body Camera

Julian Archuleta claimed money 'must have fallen in his bag'

(Newser) - A Denver cop who claimed $1,200 "must have fallen into his bag" at the scene of a car crash was arrested and suspended without pay after footage from his own body camera told a different story. The footage showed Julian Archuleta, a 48-year-old who has been on the... More »

Video Shows Cops Mistakenly Shooting 6-Year-Old Boy

'I never saw a kid in the car'

(Newser) - New body cam footage shows the moment two marshals in Marksville, Louisiana, realize they accidentally killed 6-year-old Jeremy Mardis. The marshals, 32-year-old Derrick Stafford and 23-year-old Norris Greenhouse, each face one count of murder and attempted murder. The body cam footage, which CNN says came from a separate officer, was... More »

Bodycam Didn't Catch Cop Fatally Shooting Teen in Back: Chicago PD

'How convenient': attorney for Paul O'Neal's family

(Newser) - A third cop at the scene of a fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen in Chicago last week was relieved of his policing powers after an autopsy found 18-year-old Paul O'Neal had been shot in the back and the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office ruled his death... More »

'You Don't Wanna Look': Bodycam Video From Pulse Shooting

Graphic footage from deputy's body camera shows chaos, confusion

(Newser) - No one wants to imagine what went on inside Orlando's Pulse nightclub in the early morning hours of June 12, but now you can see some of it. The Orange County Sheriff's Office has released a deputy's bodycam video that offers a glimpse into the bloody chaos... More »

LAPD to Get a Body Camera for Every Cop

City to buy 7K cameras, mayor says

(Newser) - Los Angeles has announced the country's biggest police body camera program so far, with plans to buy 7,000 cameras to record every LAPD officer's interaction with the public. The rollout will begin with 800 body cameras funded by $1.5 million in private donations, and Mayor Eric... More »

NYPD Case Undermines Push for Body Cameras

Eric Garner arrest was captured on video, but it didn't matter, say critics

(Newser) - President Obama is pushing to make body cameras a standard part of police officers' uniforms in the wake of the Ferguson shooting, but the Eric Garner case seems to undermine that argument, writes Nia-Malika Henderson at the Washington Post . After all, the entire arrest, complete with illegal chokehold, was caught... More »

Obama Wants $75M for 50K Police Body Cameras

Military gear programs 'very useful,' White House says

(Newser) - The White House says it wants to rebuild trust between police and communities after Ferguson, and President Obama unveiled what critics say are some pretty modest moves toward that goal yesterday. After a series of meetings with mayors, activists, and law enforcement officials, Obama announced plans that included a proposed... More »

Ferguson Police Now Sporting Body Cameras

Devices meant to offer transparency; critics say they're an invasion of privacy

(Newser) - The Ferguson police got to test-drive a new device over the weekend: body cameras, which officials hope will show a clearer picture of what happens during police incidents like the ones that occurred during the Ferguson protests . About 50 cameras, which are positioned on officers' uniforms to enable up-close audio... More »

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