Policing Body Cameras:
Shaping Policies and Defending Cases in Body Camera Jurisdictions
Description: The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) recently released its report Policing Body Cameras: Policies and Practices to Safeguard the Rights of the Accused. The report outlined NACDL’s position on the introduction and use of body cameras by law enforcement. This webinar will walk through the recommendations and talk about how to negotiate stronger body camera policies in your jurisdiction, the technical aspects of body cameras, and strategies and tactics for defending clients in body camera jurisdictions.
NACDL Webcast: Thursday, April 6, 2017
When: 1:30pm - 3:30pm ET EASTERN
CLE credit: up to 2 hours of CLE credit may be available pending approval in your jurisdiction
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Seth Morris (Berkeley, CA)
Seth Morris is a partner with the Cooper Law Offices who concentrates on criminal defense in California trial courts and federal courts. Before joining the firm, Seth was a Deputy Public Defender in Alameda County, California, for nearly a decade handling all types of cases including robbery, rape, child molestation, domestic violence, vehicular manslaughter, human trafficking, and murder. Before he was a public defender, Seth was a litigation associate at the San Francisco office of Latham & Watkins LLP, one of the largest and most prestigious law firms in the world. From 2012 to 2013, Seth served as a Commissioner on the Berkeley Police Review Commission, Berkeley’s citizen oversight board that reviews police department policies and complaints of officer misconduct. Seth is a nationally-recognized expert on police body cameras. In 2015 Seth was selected by the U.S. Department of Justice to contribute to its Body-Worn Camera Toolkit. As part of the White House’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, Seth has been flown to Washington, DC, twice by the DOJ to share his expert perspective on the use of police body cameras.
Barry G. Porter (Albuquerque, NM)
Barry G. Porter is a founding partner of the Albuquerque law firm, Burgess & Porter Law, LLC. Mr. Porter has over 25 years of experience as a criminal defense litigator. He has served as lead counsel for over 100 full jury trials and over 400 substantive motions. From 2004 to 2010 Mr. Porter was a supervising attorney at the New Mexico Public Defender Department. From 2010 to 2014, Mr. Porter was the Training Director for the Department and responsible for the criminal defense and trial training of over 250 lawyers. He has received numerous awards related to his criminal defense work including the Lawyer Mentor and Training Award, and the Outstanding Contributions to Criminal Justice Award. From 2011 to the 2016, Mr. Porter served as faculty for the New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Trial Skills College. Mr. Porter has incorporated body camera evidence into his criminal defense litigation for the past five years. From 2013 to the present, Mr. Porter worked via the New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the community activist group, APD Forward, on advancing best-practices body camera policies with the Albuquerque Police Department.
Harlan Yu (Washington, DC)
Harlan Yu is a principal at Upturn, based in Washington DC. Upturn works alongside social justice leaders to shape the impact of new technologies on people’s lives. Recently, Harlan has been working closely with major civil rights organizations to examine law enforcement’s use of body-worn cameras and other emerging police technologies. Harlan holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Princeton University and has extensive experience working at the intersection of technology and policy. He has worked at Google in both engineering and public policy roles, at the Electronic Frontier Foundation as a technologist, and at the U.S. Department of Labor.
*This webinar was supported in part by Grant No. 2013-MU-BX-K014 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. Points of view or opinions in this webinar are those of the speakers and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.
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following states: IL ($15).
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