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writeup | 06.19.15

Report: Police Technology and Civil Rights Roundtable

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On May 19, 2015 a group of about 20 individuals gathered at New America in Washington, DC for a discussion co-hosted by The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Data & Society Research Institute, Upturn, and New America’s Open Technology Institute. The group was composed of technologists, researchers, civil rights advocates, and law enforcement representatives with the goal to broaden the discussion surrounding police worn body cameras within their respective fields and to understand the various communities’ interests and concerns. The series of discussions focused on what the technology behind police cameras consists of, how the cameras can be implemented to protect civil rights and public safety, and what the consequences of implementation might be.

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