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Body Cameras, Now Gun Cameras? Some Police Trying Them Out

By Dave Collins | Oct 18
A small number of police departments are showing interest in a new type of video camera that can be mounted directly on officers' guns, saying it may offer a better view of officer-involved shootings than body cameras.

Minnesota Shooting Shows Police Body Cameras Not Used Enough

By Kyle Potter | Jul 23
As the killing of an Australian woman by a Minneapolis officer over the weekend showed, body camera technology depends on officers turning on their devices. And often they don't do so.

Fatal Police Shooting Highlights Inconsistent Body Cam Usage

By Amanda Lee Myers | Aug 11
Compliance is less than perfect. The result is inconsistent use of an increasingly common tool meant to give investigators and an often-skeptical public a fuller picture of police actions.

Bill Would Make Videotaping Police a Crime if Too Close

By Bob Christie | Jan 9
An Arizona lawmaker wants to bar the public from videotaping law enforcement officers from close-range, saying groups that rush in to film police interactions are routinely endangering officers by distracting them

Technology Behind Sharp Uptick in Police Charged with Murder?

By Don Babwin and Jason Keyser | Dec 5
The number of U.S. police officers charged with murder or manslaughter for on-duty shootings has tripled this year - a sharp increase that at least one expert says could be the result of more video evidence.

Officer Charged with Murder in Teen's Death; Video Released

By Don Babwin and Jason Keyser | Nov 25
A white Chicago police officer who shot a black teenager 16 times last year was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday, hours before the city released a video of the killing that many people fear could spark unrest.

Official: Unclear If Man Shot by Minneapolis Cops Was Cuffed

By Amy Forliti | Nov 18
State investigators looking into the death of an unarmed black Minneapolis man shot by police during a scuffle are trying to determine whether he was restrained at the time, as some witnesses allege.

Video of Fatal Police Shooting Emerges from Family Lawsuit

By Corey Williams | Oct 17
The video starts with an uncooperative teen questioning why he was pulled over for flashing his high beams at a police officer. It ends with a dizzying tumble of images and the sound of gunshots that killed the young driver.

Attorneys: City Handling of Police Shooting A National Model

By Bruce Smith | Oct 10
North Charleston, South Carolina, did not erupt in violence - as other cities in similar circumstances did - after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black man.

Police Protests Draw Old, Young, White and Black

By Adam Geller | Dec 10
Across the country, protesters angered at the killing of unarmed black men by white police officers have turned out in recent days, many in cities far removed from where the most highly publicized cases have played out.

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