#LAPD officers shoot people when their body cameras are off

Officers wear body cameras, which are intended to add clarity to controversial moments in policing — including shootings.

The problem: The cameras aren’t on.

A shooting last Saturday was at least the second this year in which body cameras worn by LAPD officers weren’t recording when they fired their guns.

Since the department launched its ambitious 7,000-camera deployment in August 2015, there have been at least four shootings in which officers didn’t have their cameras on at the time, according to a Los Angeles Times review of LAPD statements and reports.

Those cases underscore a growing predicament as more law enforcement agencies deploy body cameras. While the use of the technology has increased, so have examples in which the cameras weren’t on when they were supposed to be.

Enjoy your Police State.

Read the whole story in the LA Times

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