Your next encounter with a San Diego police officer may be recorded. Please join local community leaders, including San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman, on Tuesday, Oct. 14 to discuss this major shift in law enforcement policy.
The San Diego Police Department is one of many agencies nationwide now equipping officers with body cameras, a crime deterrent that’s sparked debate amid accusations of excessive police force in Ferguson, Mo., and elsewhere.
The Society of Professional Journalists, SDPD and panelists with varying views on police cameras will discuss the benefits and controversies of the new technology. When are police required to record? Can the public and the media see the recordings? Do they actually deter crime? Come get these and your other questions answered.