Today's news about police surveillance confirm a truism that many locals & TKC readers argued . . .
Body cameras don't really matter that much and often serve as pointless & cumbersome vaporware tech for those who want any easy fix at police reform.
Here's a reminder that things fall apart; the center cannot hold . . .
The audit found that during two months last year, one out of five times when officers were dispatched, there was no body camera video of what happened.
The audit shows that although KCPD generally follows policy, it can be improved in areas including classification of footage, recording all calls and timely uploads.
According to the report, 20% of police dispatches in July and August 2021 were missing BWC footage, and the department did not have explanations for the missing videos.
The audit recommended the police chief to implement a process to compare the number of dispatches and self-initiated calls to the number of recorded videos and address discrepancies.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Auditor's Office released a report of the police department's body-worn camera (BWC) program Tuesday and included several recommendations for improvement. The audit found that during two months last year, one out of five times when officers were dispatched, there was no body camera video of what happened.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Roughly 18 months after the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department started distributing body cameras to officers, the city's auditor is making recommendations to improve the program. City Auditor Douglas Jones announced Tuesday that his office reviewed nearly 325,000 videos from police body-worn cameras generated from January to August last year.
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