AS THEY PROLIFERATE, police body cameras have courted controversy because of the contentious nature of the footage they capture and questions about how accessible those recordings should be.

But when it comes to the devices themselves, the most crucial function they need to perform—beyond recording footage in the first place—is protecting the integrity of that footage so it can be trusted as a record of events. At the DefCon security conference in Las Vegas on Saturday, though, one researcher will present findings that many body cameras on the market today are vulnerable to remote digital attacks, including some that could result in the manipulation of footage.

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Source: Wired

Source: Wired

LAPD Bodycam Video Appears To Contradict Officer Testimony, Investigation Discovers

LAPD body-camera video played in court Thursday directly contradicts an officer’s sworn testimony in the case of a man arrested after a hit-and-run accident, a CBS2 News investigation has learned.

And a defense attorney even claims the video proves an officer planted drugs on the man.

LAPD officer Samuel Lee left a Van Nuys courtroom Thursday after a defense attorney showed Los Angeles Police Department bodycam video that he says caught the officer in a lie. The officer had no comment.

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Source: CBS Los Angeles

Bill moves forward in state Capitol restricting public access to police body camera footage

MILWAUKEE -- A bill that would severely restrict when the public has access to police body camera video is moving forward at the state Capitol. The bill passed the Assembly's Committee on Public Safety in an 8-4 vote which went along party lines. Essentially, the legislation would make body camera video confidential with few exceptions.

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Source: Fox News

Source: Fox News