Thursday, January 21, 2016

Eureka Police Cam Video

The North Coast Journal mentions some legal back and forth over a dash cam video taken by Eureka Police.  The Eureka Police think the video should be granted some protections and, I assume, not released openly to public scrutiny.

I'm not so sure of the facts in this case but I am getting a bit annoyed with the attitude that seems to emerge from at least some police that what they do deserves to be kept confidential. As the first comment to the Journal story says, "What is the point of dash cam video if nobody can watch it? It might as well not exist.".

Exactly. The police are the most direct force being used on people by government. They should be open to scrutiny at all times.

2 Comments:

At 9:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think all law enforcement including game wardens , park rangers and forestry law enforcement , if they are on patrol they should have a body or dash cam . that way if any problem occurs it can be viewed by proper investigating body . and later released to the public , for good or bad .

 
At 9:41 AM, Blogger William Tillman said...

I totally agree it's a good thing for all those involed.

 

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