Transparency

Number 27792
Subject Police
Source KHOU-TV (Houston)
State
Year 2016
Publication Date Nov. 13, Dec. 3
Summary A four-month KHOU investigation reveals how Houston’s $8 million police body camera program is falling short of its promises. Police and politicos touted it as the blueprint for transparency and accountability, but six months into the program, KHOU discovered that “transparency” has become more of a city hall buzzword than benchmark for the truth. The Houston Police Department violates its own policies. The public can’t readily access video footage. And officers don’t always press the record button when it counts. https://youtu.be/7qbf_rgt__s http://www.khou.com/local/investigative/bodycamtransparency
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Keywords body camera; police; surveillance; department; houston
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