Archive for the 'Police with TASER cameras' Category

AUSTRALIA – Queensland: State Police Minister Jack Dempsey confirms police may soon be wearing surveillance gear (2014-03-24)

Posted on March 24 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Queensland Police are expected to have body-worn video cameras under a plan being considered, although this will be very expensive. A 2011 review – which was only released under Freedom of Information statutes – found Taser Cams were operationally ineffective, but recommended investigating body-worn cameras to record all use-of-force incidents after an […]

AUSTRALIA – Canberra Police push for lapel cameras (2012-06-13)

Posted on June 13 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT: The Canberra Police Union calls for video-cameras – the HD TASER Inc. AXON device – for “protecting police officers”: not citizens’ rights. Mr Torr said lapel cameras would record continuously while an officer was on duty – which is not the case, since they would only be activated at the discretion of […]

AUSTRALIA – Canberra: Tasers in the ACT will be equipped with video cameras to allow for greater scrutiny of the controversial devices. (2012-06-12)

Posted on June 12 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT: Policing has confirmed it is buying high definition cameras to record the moments leading up to a Taser’s use. The move was welcomed yesterday by the Australian Federal Police Association and Civil Liberties Australia, who were critical of the wider rollout of Tasers. A Police Union spoesman said: “”There’s concern of footage […]

AUSTRALIA – Victoria Police Tasers now come with cameras (2012-03-12)

Posted on March 12 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT: when a stun gun is used by Victoria police, the Police say a high-resolution camera will automatically activate, recording the incident once the trigger has been pressed. This is supposedly “designed to keep civil liberties groups happy”, but is hyped by TASER Inc. to protect police from false accusation. And, despite whiat […]

USA – As More Police Wear Cameras, Policy Questions Arise (2011-11-07)

Posted on November 7 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS: Companies such as Taser are making small, durable cameras designed to be worn on police officer’s uniforms. The idea is to capture video from the officer’s point of view, for use as evidence against suspects, as well as to help monitor officers’ behavior toward the public. The unions generally want guarantees that superiors […]

USA – Police in N.J. can finally use Tasers — or can they? (2011-10-15)

Posted on October 20 2011 by admin

 [[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : New Jersey is the only state in which tasers are not available to police offciers. State Attorney General Paula Dow has finally given New Jersey police the authority to use Tasers as a “realistic” alternative to deadly force – provided the weapons have digital cameras. But, realistically: How often can officers […]