Police Body Cameras: What Do You See?
April 4, 2016
Great article by Professor Seth Stoughton, Assistant Professor at University of South Carolina School of Law, on what body-worn cameras can really “see”. The most impactful excerpt:
This confirms what Professor Stoughton has found in his own presentations with judges, lawyers and students: What we see in police video footage tends to be shaped by what we already believe. “Our interpretation of video is just as subject to cognitive biases as our interpretation of things we see live,” Professor Stoughton said. “People disagree about policing and will continue to disagree about exactly what a video shows.”