Body cameras

The CCRB faces a statute of limitations deadline of May 4th for civilian complaints over the NYPD’s response to the 2020 protests in New York City. Staff members say it’s struggled to fully investigate allegations, both because of a lack of cooperation from the police department and mistakes made within the oversight agency.
The study was led by the federal monitor overseeing the NYPD’s court-appointed stop and frisk reforms.
The policy shift comes after the video of Daniel Prude's detainment was released.
"It is just another example of how the body worn camera system was supposed to be this harbinger for accountability, and here in New York City and here with the NYPD, it just hasn't."
"This is still a process where the NYPD retains too much control and discretion, and that's true of the body camera program overall."
The footage comes from four officers trying to arrest a man on a domestic violence charge in the 120th precinct on Staten Island.
The agreement bars CCRB investigators from looking into misconduct they stumble upon while viewing videos if the misconduct is not part of the allegations they are investigating.
'The department still doesn't fundamentally understand the reason for equipping officers with body cameras in the first place.'
The average length of a CCRB investigation in 2018 was 211 business days, up from 163 in 2017.
It's unclear whether the devices' potential to burst into flames will affect the NYPD's promise to outfit all uniformed patrol officers with the body-cams by 2019.
The shooting is the first of its kind in New York City to be captured on a body camera.
He also called the NYPD "the most transparent municipal police department in the world."
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