D.C. body-cam program highlights issues of national concern
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D.C. body-cam access aired on Newseum TV

D.C. is at forefront of national debate over need to protect public access with sensitivity to crime victims' privacy concerns.

Flagstaff, Ariz., body camera video captures fatal encounter
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Coalition updates nationwide body cam access report

Find out how states, cities are addressing thorny issues of collection, retention and public access.

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Coalition's first amicus brief tests Council exemption claim

Superior Court ruling would create 'FOIA black hole' from which Council records might never escape.

Posted on Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 3:24pm

Superior Court defense attorneys say drunk-driving cases are harder these days. Their aggressive cross-examination of police officers' reports of ambiguous results of sobriety tests are being replaced by instant replay on video brought to court from the new MPD body-worn cameras.

Posted on Friday, March 17, 2017 - 3:18pm

D.C. Council Members David Grosso (Ind.-At Large) and Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3) on March 15 introduced a bill packed with updates to District laws to strengthen citizens' access to the government information they need.

Changes concerning public records requests will: