#LegalHack Body Worn Cameras

DC Legal Hackers
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DC Legal Hackers is the DC Chapter of a growing movement of more than twenty legal hacking, technology, or innovation groups around the country. A legal hacker is someone who cares about the intersection of law and technology and seeks to improve legal practice through technology while simultaneously using legal skills to promote technological innovation and exploration.

As many jurisdictions pursue body worn cams, what patterns in technology and policy have emerged? What are the pros and cons to various implementation models? Are the privacy risks and costs worth the transparency gains?


6:00-7:00 Pizza, Drinks, and Networking

7:00-7:15 Introductions and Announcements

7:15-8:30 Panel and Discussion

• Anita Ravishankar, Fellow, The Lab @ DC, presenting Evaluating the Effects of Police Body-Worn Cameras: A Randomized Controlled Trial (http://bwc.thelab.dc.gov/TheLabDC_MPD_BWC_Working_Paper_10.20.17.pdf)

• Monica Hopkins-Maxwell, Executive Director, ACLU-DC, presenting Body Cameras Won’t Solve Larger Problems with Police (https://medium.com/@ACLU_DC/body-cameras-wont-solve-larger-problems-with-d-c-police-9fbc497d05eb)

• Miranda Bogen, Associate, Upturn, presenting BWC research (see Upturn's previous work on the Body Worn Camera Policy Scorecard (https://www.bwcscorecard.org/))