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Whoa! Where can we find that report?
The NYPD’s court-ordered BWC program was intended to be a tool for oversight of the NYPD. With almost 800 requests for BWC footage backlogged, 41 cases denied solely on the grounds that IAB or another entity is investigating the case, and video blanketly being denied on the ground that the underlying arrest was sealed, the NYPD’s current practices are inhibiting the CCRB’s ability to adequately provide civilian oversight. The CCRB is currently in a position where it is missing necessary evidence in hundreds of cases, and is in jeopardy of exceeding the statute of limitations in those cases. Absent some action, the CCRB will have difficulty fulfilling its mandate, further eroding the public’s trust in the CCRB and New York City’s commitment to effective oversight.
The Atlantic: Did body cameras backfire?:
Plus, even if there is blatant video evidence of criminal action by cops, they'll probably have qualified immunity, or the law won't apply to them because they "reasonably thought they were upholding the law."
The whole world could watch them strangle you to death, and they'll still probably walk free, keep their job, and get paid time off during any investigation.
Record everything, say nothing.