The Perpetual Line-Up

There is a knock on your door. It’s the police. There was a robbery in your neighborhood. They have a suspect in custody and an eyewitness. But they need your help: Will you come down to the station to stand in the line-up?

The Illusion of Accuracy: How Body-Worn Camera Footage Can Distort Evidence

Each year, more and more police departments across the United States send their officers into the field wearing body-worn cameras. Many believed that by providing first-hand evidence of interactions between officers and the public, these cameras could enhance transparency, improve accountability, and foster greater public trust in local law enforcement.

Police Body-Worn Cameras: A Policy Scorecard

In the wake of high-profile incidents in Ferguson, Staten Island, North Charleston, Baltimore, and elsewhere, law enforcement agencies across the country have rapidly adopted body-worn cameras for their officers. One of the main selling points for these cameras is their potential to provide transparency into some police interactions, and to help protect civil rights, especially in heavily policed communities of color.