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Body cameras create issues

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Rachel Reyes

April 27, 2017

Concerns about officer-involved shootings have prompted an ongoing debate about body cameras for police officers. This issue is considerably new to Chico but comes after Desmond Phillips was shot and killed by Chico Police. According to KRCR News Channel, there are differing stories of what happened between Chico Police and Desmond Phillips during this time. Having a bo...

UPD could get body cameras soon

University Police Sgt. David Bird
Courtesy of University Police

Molly Sullivan

September 8, 2016

University Police have plans to add body-worn cameras to their law enforcement strategy, but the exact policy and budget for their use have not been confirmed. The incident involving Chico Police and two Chico State students on Aug. 27 has localized and reignited the discussion regarding the relation...

Media panel covers free speech issues like hate speech, police body cameras

Left to right: Peter Scheer, executive director of the First Amendment Coalition, Jim Ewert, general counsel of the California Newspaper Publishers Association, Duffy Carolan, a parter at the Jassy/Vick/Carolan law firm, and David Little, editor of the Chico Enterprise-Record speak at a media panel about free speech issues in Ayers auditorium on Monday. Photo credit: Mark Plenke

Austin Redfern

May 5, 2015

A panel of media experts and lawyers spoke on Monday to an audience at Chico State about free speech issues ranging from police body cameras to protection for hate speech. The panel consisted of five media experts from various backgrounds and was moderated by Peter Scheer, the executive director of the...

Chico cops shouldn’t come with cameras

Megan Mann

November 14, 2014

Is it just me, or is the whole idea of the Chico Police Department making its officers wear body cameras in an effort to decrease police brutality a really bad one?For starters, officers will be wearing these cameras at all times, and all the information recorded will be accessible online by the genera...

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