U.D. police conducting random body cam reviews

A place for sharing news stories related to armed citizens, law enforcement & 2A/CCW topics.

Please note that when linking to an article you must cite the source URL and provide no more than a brief preview of the article to ensure fair-use standards are met.

NO DOCUMENT DUMPING.

Posts in violation of these rules are subject to immediate deletion without warning.

Moderators: Coordinators, Moderators

U.D. police conducting random body cam reviews

Postby M-Quigley » Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:06 am

http://www.whio.com/news/conducting-ran ... gqQMwvCjM/

Saying he wants to bolster his department’s oversight and transparency, the University of Dayton’s police chief has begun randomly reviewing footage from body cameras worn by UD police officers.

Police Chief Rodney Chatman announced the policy this week, saying his supervisors have been reviewing footage from at least 10 body cameras per week.

Previously, the department conducted reviews only after incidents made such reviews necessary.
M-Quigley
 
Posts: 2600
Joined: Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:06 pm
Location: Western Ohio

Re: U.D. police conducting random body cam reviews

Postby JediSkipdogg » Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:37 am

It won't last. For decades departments have been trying to do that with cruiser cams and the fade dies fast. It's also very time consuming when you are paying someone $40 an hour to do nothing but watch video when they could be out patrolling or responding to calls for service.
Carrying Concealed Handguns - Signage Answers

Ohio Concealed Carry Classes in S/W Ohio
http://www.ProShootersTraining.com

I am not a lawyer. My answers are based on research, knowledge, and are generally backed up with facts, the Ohio Revised Code, or the United States Code.
User avatar
JediSkipdogg
 
Posts: 10080
Joined: Sun Jul 27, 2008 3:03 pm
Location: Batavia

Re: U.D. police conducting random body cam reviews

Postby M-Quigley » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:53 am

JediSkipdogg wrote:It won't last. For decades departments have been trying to do that with cruiser cams and the fade dies fast. It's also very time consuming when you are paying someone $40 an hour to do nothing but watch video when they could be out patrolling or responding to calls for service.


The other day I was talking with someone who works at a different University, and this story came up. I mentioned the general part of what you said about the supervisors getting paid $40 an hr to watch video when they could be out patrolling or responding to calls. He mentioned a solution that I had not considered, although I'm pretty sure he was being sarcastic. He said,
"$40 an hour? I bet black lives matter would agree to do it for free." :roll:
M-Quigley
 
Posts: 2600
Joined: Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:06 pm
Location: Western Ohio

Re: U.D. police conducting random body cam reviews

Postby Werz » Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:36 am

JediSkipdogg wrote:It won't last. For decades departments have been trying to do that with cruiser cams and the fade dies fast. It's also very time consuming when you are paying someone $40 an hour to do nothing but watch video when they could be out patrolling or responding to calls for service.

It is, in reality, an extremely time-consuming process.
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."
-- Robert A. Heinlein, Beyond This Horizon
"Remember that protecting our gun rights still boils down to keeping a majority in the electorate, and that our daily activities can have the impact of being ambassadors for the gun culture ..."
-- BobK
Open carry is a First Amendment exercise.
User avatar
Werz
OFCC Patron Member
OFCC Patron Member
 
Posts: 5495
Joined: Sun Aug 16, 2009 2:37 am

Re: U.D. police conducting random body cam reviews

Postby JediSkipdogg » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:58 am

Werz wrote:
JediSkipdogg wrote:It won't last. For decades departments have been trying to do that with cruiser cams and the fade dies fast. It's also very time consuming when you are paying someone $40 an hour to do nothing but watch video when they could be out patrolling or responding to calls for service.

It is, in reality, an extremely time-consuming process.


What I find interesting is the prosecutor's offices are jumping on the video bandwagon. If you have video for any arrest, they want it. And yes, someone sits there and watches it at real time. One OVI for us is about 2-4 hours of video from cruiser cam and station video. I can't fathom if we added body cams to that. Sure the video would overlap, but it's another perspective.
Carrying Concealed Handguns - Signage Answers

Ohio Concealed Carry Classes in S/W Ohio
http://www.ProShootersTraining.com

I am not a lawyer. My answers are based on research, knowledge, and are generally backed up with facts, the Ohio Revised Code, or the United States Code.
User avatar
JediSkipdogg
 
Posts: 10080
Joined: Sun Jul 27, 2008 3:03 pm
Location: Batavia

Re: U.D. police conducting random body cam reviews

Postby Werz » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:44 am

JediSkipdogg wrote:
Werz wrote:
JediSkipdogg wrote:It won't last. For decades departments have been trying to do that with cruiser cams and the fade dies fast. It's also very time consuming when you are paying someone $40 an hour to do nothing but watch video when they could be out patrolling or responding to calls for service.

It is, in reality, an extremely time-consuming process.

What I find interesting is the prosecutor's offices are jumping on the video bandwagon. If you have video for any arrest, they want it. And yes, someone sits there and watches it at real time. One OVI for us is about 2-4 hours of video from cruiser cam and station video. I can't fathom if we added body cams to that. Sure the video would overlap, but it's another perspective.

Body cam videos from most of our law enforcement agencies are uploaded to Evidence.com. We have to retrieve it. Sometimes, dozens of videos.
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."
-- Robert A. Heinlein, Beyond This Horizon
"Remember that protecting our gun rights still boils down to keeping a majority in the electorate, and that our daily activities can have the impact of being ambassadors for the gun culture ..."
-- BobK
Open carry is a First Amendment exercise.
User avatar
Werz
OFCC Patron Member
OFCC Patron Member
 
Posts: 5495
Joined: Sun Aug 16, 2009 2:37 am

Re: U.D. police conducting random body cam reviews

Postby JediSkipdogg » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:47 am

Werz wrote:Body cam videos from most of our law enforcement agencies are uploaded to Evidence.com. We have to retrieve it. Sometimes, dozens of videos.


We keep looking at going that route, but $$$. They also do interview rooms camera systems that upload to Evidence.com and I think even a cruiser cam system. We are waiting till body cams are forced on us and then we will probably switch everything over and go the expensive evidence.com route.
Carrying Concealed Handguns - Signage Answers

Ohio Concealed Carry Classes in S/W Ohio
http://www.ProShootersTraining.com

I am not a lawyer. My answers are based on research, knowledge, and are generally backed up with facts, the Ohio Revised Code, or the United States Code.
User avatar
JediSkipdogg
 
Posts: 10080
Joined: Sun Jul 27, 2008 3:03 pm
Location: Batavia

Re: U.D. police conducting random body cam reviews

Postby M-Quigley » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:41 am

Back in the day if LE had body cam technology, it would've been a double edged sword. It might be great for protecting good cops from false accusations, but it might've had the effect of causing witnesses to crimes to not give information. Some witnesses when interviewed barely talked to LE at all, but having a body cam on would've stopped what few witnesses that would've been willing to provide information at the scene of an investigation.
M-Quigley
 
Posts: 2600
Joined: Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:06 pm
Location: Western Ohio


Return to In The News

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests