Event Calendar

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

A FOCUS ON POLICE BODY-WORN CAMERAS

Start Date: 9/16/2020 12:00 PM EDT
End Date: 9/16/2020 1:00 PM EDT

Venue Name: PACDL Webinar via Zoom Platform


Organization Name: PA Assn. of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Contact:
Beth Winters
Email: winters@pacdl.org
Phone: (717) 234-7403

A FOCUS ON POLICE BODY-WORN CAMERAS

Despite Governor Wolf signing Act 22 of 2017 which permitted use of police body-worn cameras without violation of Pennsylvania’s wiretapping law, installation and use by police officers has not been universally adopted throughout the Commonwealth. With recent attention to law enforcement reform, police body-worn cameras and oversight of their use (or lack thereof) will likely receive higher public policy review and become ripe for challenges by criminal defense attorneys. This webinar will provide criminal defense attorneys with a primer on the technical aspects of how body-worn cameras work, their capabilities and limitations, and zoom in on the best practices for activation, preservation, purging, officer training and access to footage. Additionally, the discussion will focus on defense counsel’s strategies and challenges to police body-worn cameras including manipulation.

This webinar is approved for one substantive, practice and procedure credit hour by the Pennsylvania CLE Board. PACDL is an accredited distance learning provider in Pennsylvania.