Panasonic Systems Communications Company of North America, a leader in connected solutions that support the mission of law enforcement, announced today several upgrades for its evidence management system. These include: Unified Evidence Management (UEMS) 1.3 software upgrade, Point of View Camera, and upgraded video compression capabilities.
Iris ID, a leading provider of iris biometric technology, announced two lightweight handheld mobile devices integrated with the OPALi™ (opal-eye) iris recognition camera module providing fast and accurate multimodal enrollment and identification capabilities for field use by border control, customs, immigration, law enforcement, and other officials.
Guards at Smith State Prison didn’t try to stop troubled inmate Richard Tavera from hanging himself until four had assembled outside his cell, videos obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution show. By then, more than seven minutes had passed since the first report Tavera was attempting suicide, and nothing could be done to save his life, the videos show.
A webinar on the hot question of whether police officers should be allowed to review body cam video before giving statements on use-of-force incidents features a spirited clash of opinions among two law enforcement lawyers and a forensics expert, but in the end offers agreement on two critical points.
Editor’s Note: This City of Buffalo is by no means an early adopter of body-worn camera technology. And it is interesting to see the city deal with the same challenges that almost every other city goes through when starting a program to outfit their police officers with body-worn cameras. With so many cities across the United States (and the world) utilizing this technology and seeing the benefits —and learning about the video storage costs and available solutions— how can cities that are just now embracing this technology learn from their sister cities and leap-frog the challenge of ignorance.
B-Cam Ltd, a leading U.K. supplier of body-worn security cameras for military, government, police, and security providers around the world, unveiled its new Compact camera – the latest product in the B-Cam body-worn camera range. It packs plenty of power into its 110mm by 60mm frame, with over eight hours continuous recording and the ability to record in 480p, 720p (HD), 1080p (FHD), or 2000p (2K resolution).
The Chattanooga Police Department’s investment in the CrimeEye® video surveillance solution from Total Recall Corporation is already paying off. Video footage recorded via the CrimeEye-RD-2 rapid deployment video system was used to identify and arrest a suspect in the July 26 homicide of Desmond Clay. Clay was shot multiple times while driving and was found dead after his vehicle crashed into a local business. To investigate the crime, the Chattanooga Police Department retrieved video footage of the victim’s car recorded by an outdoor CrimeEye-RD-2 rapid deployment portable video unit.
There are many factors whether you should prosecute an employee after you have caught them red-handed. Although sometimes the decision is not yours, but simply a matter of your organizations policy or your legal teams decision. When that decision is yours to make or yours to convince others, there are many factors to consider. The time involved for you and your team can be very costly, as preparing for trial, the trial itself, and perhaps fighting or preparing an appeal can appear to outweigh the value of prosecution. You must consider what else is on your agenda to establish whether you can afford your time, or others’ time in your organization.
IPVideo Corporation, a leading manufacturer of IP-based video surveillance and command center solutions, announced that it has been selected by the San Jose Police Department (SJPD) to help improve and upgrade their current interview recording platform. The SJPD implemented IPVideo Corporation’s AVfusion solution, which is an easy-to-use network-based audio/video recording system designed for police interview rooms where recording frame-by-frame, synchronized audio, and HD video is critical. The system allows law enforcement professionals to quickly search and retrieve recordings in one simple process – all from a secure desktop computer.
As police departments around the world struggle with policies and procedures on the usage of body-worn cameras —especially when to turn them on— a new body cam and software solution is delivering on how to effectively get the camera to record at appropriate times. Equature’s Interactive Policing® Real-Time Software allows individual body-worn cameras to be turned on by police management or 911 dispatch control based on the first responder’s operational policies.