Police Body Cameras

Bridgeport Police Department Body Camera Arrest
Bridgeport Police Department

The police department in Bridgeport, Connecticut, said it’s launching an internal investigation of all officers involved in an arrest where a policeman held a larceny suspect in a chokehold. Body camera footage of the incident includes audio that may be sensitive for some listeners.

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The U.S. Small Business Administration is giving certain groups priority to COVID-19 relief. There’s no body camera footage to help in the investigation of a recent shooting in Ansonia, Connecticut. New York now has access to the largest state budget in its history. And lately, the media hasn’t been hearing much from Governor Cuomo.

Police Body Camera
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After much resistance, Suffolk County publicly released its policy on how it uses body cameras. The long-sought policy raises several concerns for civil rights advocates, experts, and lawmakers. The release comes three weeks after police officers were seen on a body camera kicking a handcuffed suspect.

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The Suffolk County Legislature has voted unanimously to explore equipping police with body cameras. Apart from a small trial program, neither Suffolk or Nassau County police officers wear body cameras.

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Connecticut State Police are almost ready to roll out the remaining 150 body cameras still needed for the force. Authorities began the program a little over a year ago. 

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