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by Peter Moskos

October 30, 2015

The truth will set you free

Another case where body cams help police officers avoid false accusations of brutality from a viral video.


David Woycechowsky said...

dash cam, i think.

Moskos said...

Good point.

David Woycechowsky said...

I have no problem with this post, but one thing I would point out is that I don't think I would have been troubled by the video (and the cameraperson's associated comments) even without the dashcam video.

I think it was improper for police to confront the cameraman at all (which is apparently admitted), especially if they told him to stop filming (which seems to be contested).

Here is another interesting police / cameraman (drunken cameraman) video that I recommend for police lovin' types to watch:


Finally, I think I am finally going back to Baltimore this weekend. Depends on how my car is holding up. Might do the Freddie Gray walking tour thing they have going. Haven't decided.

IrishPirate said...

Dash cam/body camera are both needed.

This is another example of why cops should welcome being filmed.

They were clearly in the right once the additional video was shown.

Woo dash cam! Woo body camera!

(Cubs joke)

That Fuzzy Bastard said...

Yeah, this is a really good example of when/why filming of all police/civilian interactions are so valuable for both police and civilians. For all my complaining, I think the vast majority of complaints against police are b.s.; unfortunately, that leads to departments treating all complaints as b.s. Widespread filming will help make it clear which are which.