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Velma J. Korbel, Director

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Body Camera Implementation Research and Study

The Police Conduct Oversight Commission conducted a Research and Study on Body Camera Implementation in the Minneapolis Police Department, upon request of Police Chief Harteau.  To complete this project, the Commission researched national best practices and collected community input, synthesizing both sources into report and a red-lined version of the current MPD Body Camera Standard Operating Procedure.

Read the report and red-lined policy here.

View compiled appendices here.


Below are links to the individual documents contained in the appendix.

1Minneapolis Body Camera Standard Operating Procedure (PDF)
2.1Community Comment Chart (PDF)
2.2Community Door Poll Data (PDF)
2.31Agenda Community Listening Session 1 (PDF)
2.32Agenda Community Listening Session 2 (PDF)
2.33Agenda Community Listening Session 3 (PDF)
2.34Video, Video Slides (PDF)
2.35Questions on Body Camera Implementation (PDF)
2.36Body Camera Door Poll (PDF)
2.37Public Access to Body Camera Footage Note (PDF)
 3Burnsville Police Department: Mobile Video Recorders (PDF)
 4Duluth Police Department Manual: Mobile Video Recorder Policy (PDF)
 5District of Columbia General Police Order: Body-Worn Video Procedures Established (PDF) 
 6Los Angeles Police Chief Special Order: Body Worn Video Procedures Established (PDF)
 7New Orleans Police Department Policy Manual: Body Worn Cameras (PDF)
 8Utah Police Regulations: Mobile Video Recorders (PDF)
 9Seattle Police Manual: Body-Worn Video Pilot Program (PDF)
 10ACLU: Police Body Mounted Cameras: With Right Policies in Place, a Win for All (PDF)
 11Center for Democracy and Technology: Letter to Members of the Task Force on 21st Century Policing (PDF)
 12White, Michael: Police Officer Body-Worn Cameras: Assessing the Evidence (PDF)
 13Atlanta Citizen Review Board: Study on Body-Worn Cameras (BWCs) & Discussion of Concerns and Recommendations on BWCs for Atlanta Police Officers (PDF)
 14Miller, Police Executive Research Forum: Implementing a Body-Worn Camera Program Recommendations and Lessons Learned (PDF)
 15The Beat Podcasts Series: Community Oriented Policing Services (PDF)
 16Fraternal Order of Police: Body-Worn (“BWC”) Recommended Best Practices (PDF)
 17ACLU: A Model Act for Regulating the Use of Wearable Body Cameras by Law Enforcement (PDF)
 18Policy Link, Center for Popular Democracy:  Building Momentum from the Ground Up: A Toolkit for Promoting Justice in Policing (PDF)
 19CBS Minnesota: Burnsville First to Use Body Cameras (PDF)
 20Minneapolis Police Department Policy Manual: Mobile and Video Recording Policy (PDF)
 21Body Worn Video Steering Group: The Body Worn Video Steering Group Guide to Implementing a Large Scale Body Worn Video Programme (PDF) 
 22International Association of Chiefs of Police: Body-Worn Camera Model Policy (PDF)
 23Color of Change:  Minneapolis Body Camera Letter (PDF)
 24Deputy Chief Glampe’s Presentation: MPD Body Camera Update Report (PDF)
 25Labor Relations Information System: Model Body-Camera Policy (PDF)
 26Colorado Public Radio: How Police Body Cams Help a Civil Rights Attorney’s Cases (PDF)
 277 News: Denver Police Department Body Cameras Were Off for Many Uses of Force during Test, Run, Report States (PDF)
 28City of Minneapolis Internal Audit Department: Police Body Camera Consultation Memorandum (PDF)
 29Government Technology: Body Camera in Schools Spark Privacy, Policy Discussion (PDF)
 30Jay Stanley: Body-Worn Camera Programs—Privacy Perspective (PDF)
 31International Association of Chiefs of Police: Body-Worn Cameras Concepts and Issues Paper (PDF)
 32Ariel Arak: The Effect of Police Body-Worn Cameras on Use of Force and Citizen Complaints Against the Police: A Randomized Controlled Trial
 33Minnesota Statute § 626A.02 (PDF)
 34NPR: Can Cop-Worn Body Cameras Restore Faith in New Orleans Police? (PDF)
 35Forensic Science Institute: 10 Limitations on Body Cameras (PDF)
 36The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights: Civil Rights, Privacy, and Media Rights Groups Release Principles for Law Enforcement Body Worn Cameras (PDF)
 37Kentucky League of Cities: Policy Body Worn Video Recording (BWV) (PDF)
 38Minnesota Statute § 13.82 (PDF)
 39SC Code of Law 23-1-204 (PDF)
 40Laws of Florida Ch. 2015-41, 119.071 (PDF)
 41Minneapolis City Ordinance §§ 172.30, 172.40 (PDF)
 42Minnesota Statute § 628.26 (PDF)
 43U.S Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division: Albuquerque Police Department (PDF)
 44Damon Mosler: Body-Worn Camera Programs—Prosecution Prospective (PDF)
 45American Bar Association: ABA Task Force on Law Enforcement Body Camera to Establish Best Practices, Address Individual Liberty (PDF)
 46Kathy Pzezdek: Should Cops Get to Review Video Before Report? (PDF)
 47Communities United Against Police Brutality Materials Submitted at Listening Sessions (PDF)
 48Daigle Law Group Webinar: Body Worn Cameras and Technology (PDF)
 49Minneapolis Police Department Code of Conduct 5-100 (PDF)
 50Proposed Bill S.F. No. 498: Police Body Cameras, Minnesota Senate (PDF)


Last updated May 30, 2017



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