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May 2017 , Page 10 

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NACDL News: NACDL Issues Groundbreaking Report and Recommendations on Police Body Cameras

By Ivan J. Dominguez, Ezra Dunkle-Polier, and Alexandra Funk

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On Mar. 15, 2017, NACDL, with support from the Foundation for Criminal Justice (FCJ), released Policing Body Cameras: Policies and Procedures to Safeguard the Rights of the Accused. This report is the product of more than two years of careful research and deliberation. In this report, NACDL endorses the continued and wider use of body cameras as long as they are implemented with NACDL’s policy recommendations. With these protections in place, body cameras have the potential to better document encounters between police officers and civilians while mitigating competing concerns about their potential for misuse or abuse. The report and recommendations represent an important contribution to critical conversations and policymaking taking place throughout the country.

“With police-civilian encounters escalating into tragedy with alarming frequency, many cities are turning to the use of police body-worn cameras in an effort to increase polic

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