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Body camera footage shows the suspect being escorted by multiple officers who were preparing to search him outside of his cell; the video showed the suspect turning to the right and spitting in the face of one of the COs
Correctional officers in select locations will wear cameras during shifts to test and perfect their use before a complete agency rollout slated for the end of 2024
Mercy County jail warden wants body cameras to “protect us — the county and the staff”
The department plans to establish an 8-sergeant committee to review use-of-force incidents, taking the matter out of the hands of direct supervisors
Integrating BWC and facility video in a single system enhances safety, reduces liability, aids investigations, and makes documentation more accurate and efficient
A Buffalo News lawsuit seeks to force release of video showing an officer kicking an inmate’s head
Pay supplements will also be offered to the youth specialists and corrections officers who work in the Indian River Juvenile Correctional Facility housing units
One COs union is skeptical of the cameras, saying the money could be better spent on hiring more officers
The six bills, including one requiring all COs to wear body cams, passed in less than an hour without a single “no” vote
Morgan County Sheriff Ron Puckett said there is still more to be done to make correctional jobs more attractive
The judge made her ruling after reviewing dozens of declarations submitted on behalf of disabled inmates
COs can decide when to turn the cameras on, a policy that has drawn some criticism
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Body-worn cameras provide an objective record that can discourage bad behavior, decrease the likelihood of frivolous grievances and make it easier to investigate when incidents do occur
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Key steps include creating a policy to govern bodycam use, choosing the most appropriate equipment and getting buy-in from COs
Lawyers have collected 100 declarations from inmates and hope to convince the state to make the department adopt a slew of new reforms
Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office deputies and COs are wrapping up training on the use of body cameras this week
Ramsey County officers have been outfitted with body cams in order to record interactions with inmates and community members
Body camera footage shows Jerry Miller argue with an unidentified officer before being picked up and thrown down
Denver LEOs working in the most volatile area of the city’s downtown jail will begin wearing body cameras
While LEOs already wear cameras on patrol, the sheriff said having COs in jails wearing cameras will be “groundbreaking”
Every officer in the jail, deputies on the road, EMTs and paramedics will wear cameras
Assaults on correctional officers, inmate mental healthcare and the impact of new technologies dominated the headlines this year
“The mere presence of [the body camera] has a more secure effect for the officer,” a jail official said
The department will have 365 body cams in use by the end of the year, according to jail officials