Tag: Body Cams

'Keep Your Hands on the Wheel, My Man'

Police officers treat Black motorists with less respect during traffic stops than white ones, new research from Stanford University confirmed. Seemingly subtle differences in language in fact highlight significant racial disparities. According to the study, titled “Language from police body camera footage shows racial disparities in officer respect,” these results…

Another Unarmed Black Man Killed by Chicago Police

Video footage was released on Friday of the shooting death of Paul O’Neal, an 18-year-old unarmed Black man, by a Chicago police officer on July 28. O’Neal was suspected of driving a stolen vehicle, and a chase with police ensued. Video footage shows officers handcuffing O’Neal after he is shot…

Police Body Cam Footage Possibly Going Public in D.C.

Mayor Muriel E. Bowser of Washington, D.C., has proposed a plan that would make most police body cam video footage available to the public. Exceptions would be made for videos taken in places that are considered private and where people expect privacy (particularly video taken indoors), both of which would…