Policing Los Angeles Forum
"Police Body Camera Video Evidence: Recommendations for Use in Criminal and Civil Rights Proceedings"
The next Policing Los Angeles Forum will propose a series recommendations for the use of police body camera evidence in legal proceedings. Video evidence from body cameras often proves decisive in criminal and civil cases, especially where the only other evidence is the testimony of the police officer and the criminal suspect. The evidence is also subject to disclosure under the Supreme Court’s Brady doctrine, where the evidence is exculpatory. Our panelists will discuss policies governing the retention and use of video evidence at trial, or as part of the plea bargaining process. Our panelists include Professor Kami Chavis, of Wake Forest Law School, who has written a set of propose policies for the use of police body camera videos, as well as Professor Lidia Nuño, of Cal. State Fullerton, who participated in a study of the use of police body cameras in Phoenix, Arizona.
Friday, July 20 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, Robinson Courtroom