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Body cameras create issues

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...

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UPD could get body cameras soon

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...

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

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

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...

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...

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