police body cameras
- The Howard County Police Department is finalizing an agreement with Axon, formerly known as Taser International, to equip 10 local police officers with body
- Baltimore County Police Chief Terry Sheridan is expressing support for the county's body camera program and defending his department's decision not to release
- In some of her most expansive public comments about the Freddie Gray case since dropping charges against the accused officers last year, Baltimore State's
- Baltimore police conducted more than 250 inspections of police body camera videos last year to review compliance with the new program, according to records obtained by The Baltimore Sun.
- After fast-tracking a $12.5 million program to equip its police officers with body cameras, the Baltimore County Police Department has declined to release
The Baltimore State's Attorney's Office dropped gun and drug charges Monday morning against a former Safe Streets worker in a case that involved four of the
- There is an ongoing public discussion of the nature of the Baltimore Police Department's status as a governmental agency — both historically and going forward. I write in the hope of shedding some useful light on this seemingly mundane but substantively important question.
- Howard County police fatally shot a man allegedly high on PCP who fought with officers, strangling one during a call to a domestic incident Saturday morning, the department said.
- Baltimore County Police on Wednesday released dramatic video of an officer shooting a man carrying a knife, the first time the agency has released footage from police body cameras.
- Locally and across the country, 2016 was a year of reckoning — but little resolution — for law enforcement, as discussions raged over the best path forward for American policing, how and whether police officers can be held accountable and to what extent the exposed rifts in trust between cops and communities of color can be mended.
- Mayor Catherine E. Pugh affirmed her support Wednesday for ongoing negotiations between the city and the U.S. Department of Justice to lock in police reforms. But the new mayor said she does not want Baltimore to be forced to pay twice for changes already in place.
The Baltimore Police shot a man holding two knives on 33rd Street and Greenmount Avenue the day after Thanksgiving and CommissionerThis afternoon the Baltimore police released body camera footage from Friday morning's shooting at Greenmount Ave. and 33rd St.Baltimore Police say they plan this week to release the first body camera footage in the city to capture a shooting by an officer.
The Baltimore County Police Department will roll out its body program faster than originally planned, County Executive
A man was shot by a Baltimore County police officer on Friday afternoon, according to police.
The shooting was related to an earlier robbery Friday ofThe Baltimore police body camera training comes after years of work, planning and bickering over the program in the city. The department expects to train two similarly sized classes per week until all 2,300 or so Baltimore officers are equipped. The $11.6 million program is behind schedule, but the department said it is working as quickly as it can to speed the process.The rollout of an $11.6 million program to equip 2,500 Baltimore police officers with body cameras to help bring transparency to the department which has struggled with community relations has been delayed.In the midst of developing a body camera pilot program, Howard County Police Department's body camera work group announced their goals moving forward after having their first meeting on April 20.A 21-year-old man shown in a widely-viewed video punching and knocking down a police trainee in Southeast Baltimore last fall pleaded guilty to assault Friday and was sentenced to four years in prison, prosecutors said.Nobody likes being left in the dark. That expression conveys a certain exclusion — somebody knows something that you don't. Far too often, that's how many of us feel when we are dealing with state and local governments. Who is making important decisions and how are they making them? We'd all like to be "in the know," but getting information is not always as simple and straightforward as it should be. Sunshine Week, celebrated annually this week, focuses attention on shining the brightThe Baltimore City school police are exploring whether to have their officers outfitted with body cameras as other local police departments have in recent months.Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman's approval rating is 69 percent, according to a recent poll by the Committee to Elect Allan Kittleman.The Baltimore County Police Department has selected Taser International to provide nearly 1,500 body cameras for officers over the next two years, county officials confirmed Thursday.Baltimore's spending panel agreed Wednesday to buy body cameras for more than 2,500 police officers, but the Rawlings-Blake administration said the price — expected to be in the millions of dollars — will not be made public for at least a week.Without seeing a single cost estimate, Baltimore officials have eliminated nine companies and selected another to provide body cameras to thousands of city police officers.As dozens of Baltimore police officers equipped with body cameras under a two-month pilot program lined up in recent days to return the equipment to the department, some asked eagerly about getting the technology back.The video, obtained by The Baltimore Sun through a Maryland Public Information Act request, is among the first footage ever viewed from a police body camera in the city. The footage and audio are clear. Nothing is blurred.A Baltimore Police officer shot a man who ran from a traffic stop late Saturday night, and the incident may have been captured by cameras the officers were wearing, police said.Baltimore's spending panel on Wednesday approved a $200,000 no-bid contract with a Florida-based company to redact videos shot by police body cameras.The Baltimore Police Department policy governing its body camera pilot program that began Monday largely mirrors policies put forward on the national level, but also diverges in important ways from the recommendations of a city task force convened specifically to study national best practices and advise the department ahead of the program's rollout, according to a civil liberties attorney who was a member of the task force.More than 150 police officers in eastern, western and central Baltimore were equipped with body cameras on Monday — instructed to record their interactions with the public as a first step toward a department-wide rollout of the technology beginning next year.