Body Cameras

With protections in place, body cameras have the potential to better document encounters between police officers and citizens while mitigating competing concerns about their potential for misuse or abuse.


Video Trainings

Using Police Technologies to Uncover Law Enforcement Misconduct in Criminal Cases

This webinar from August 11, 2020 featured Debbie Levi, Director of Special Litigation with the Baltimore City Public Defender, and Ivan Bates, Managing Partner of Bates & Garcia, P.C.

Defending Cases in Body Camera Jurisdictions 

This program from November 29-30, 2018 featured Debbie Levi, Director of Special Litigation with the Baltimore City Public Defender, Jumana Musa, Director of NACDL's Fourth Amendment Center, and Harlan Yu, Executive Director of Upturn.

Using Big Data as a Shield 

This program from November 29-30, 2018 featured Cynthia Conti-Cook, Technology Fellow, Gender, Racial, and Ethnic Justice with the Ford Foundation.

Shaping Policies and Defending Cases in Body Camera Jurisdictions

This webinar from April 6, 2017, featured Harlan Yu, Director of Upturn, Seth Morris, a criminal defense attorney with Cooper, Cooper & Morris, and Barry Porter, a criminal defense attorney with Burgess & Porter Law, LLC. 

Assessing Body Cameras

Other Resources

Need help with a body camera case?

The Center is available to provide consultations and litigation resources as well as direct assistance in support of a defendant’s Fourth Amendment claims. Specifically, the Center may assist in motion practice, preparation for suppression hearings, appellate strategy, brief writing, and oral argument. The Center also provides group trainings for defense lawyers around the country and upon request.

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