Bryan Cunningham on Police Body Cameras

These Are the Police Body Camera Questions State and Local Stakeholders Must Address Quickly

A North Carolina jury failed to reach a verdict in the case of a police officer who shot an unarmed black man 10 times in the back and the judge dismissed the case in late August.

Police cruiser dashboard camera footage showed the suspect rapidly approaching the car but did not capture the 13 shots fired by the officer, or the 10 that struck the deceased.

In defense, the officer claimed the suspect tried to grab his gun. The jury voted 8-4 to acquit, and the attorney general said he would not retry the officer due, in part, to lack of evidence.

We will never know what really happened that night. Had the officer been wearing a body-worn video camera (BWC), we might.  (Keep Reading)