Los Angeles Police Department

Should video from LAPD body cameras be released after a police shooting? If so, when? Police Commission wants to know

Should video from LAPD body cameras be released after a police shooting? If so, when? Police Commission wants to know

The Los Angeles Police Commission on Thursday launched its latest effort to answer one of the biggest questions facing law enforcement today, one that has increasingly tested the LAPD and other agencies as video consistently inspires fresh scrutiny of policing: When should footage from police body cameras be released?

Beginning Thursday, the civilian board that oversees the LAPD is asking residents for their answers to that question. The Police Commission is starting a roughly six-week effort to collect public feedback its members will consider before adopting a new policy governing when the LAPD will release video after a “critical incident,” such as a shooting by...

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