Matt Agorist January 25, Their disturbing actions were captured on both of their body cams, that is, until they turned them off to hide their crimes. Deputy Charlie Walker and Deputy Christopher Moores were shaking down a man on his bicycle last October when the brutality and subsequent cover-up was captured on film. The man was then kidnapped by police who had robbed him of his phone and bicycle and he was then dropped off far across town, miles from home with no means of getting back or calling someone for a ride.
The Trouble With Police Body Cameras
A Chicago Police Officer's Body Camera Turned Off During a Fatal Shooting - The Atlantic
Latest Issue. Past Issues. The incident has started a controversy over the effectiveness of body cameras, which can be controlled by the officers wearing them. He was driving a Jaguar that was reported stolen. The camera worn by one officer reportedly captured the beginning of the chase, but cut out before the fatal shot. The Chicago Police Department began testing body cameras in , but only in one district. It recently expanded the technology to six other districts, and, according to the Chicago Tribune , the officer involved in the shooting had only used the camera for one month.
Josie Wales April 27, Albuquerque, NM — Disturbing new details have emerged in the case of an Albuquerque police officer Cedric Greer, who was caught turning off his body cam in order to beat a homeless man. As we previously reported , the misconduct was brought to light when a cadet turned Greer in after witnessing the beating. Witnesses claimed the individual was cooperative with Mr. Greer before and after the battery.