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Border Patrol agents getting body-worn cameras

U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Wednesday that it will outfit its agents and officer with body-worn cameras, part of an ongoing shift in the agency's culture toward cameras and transparency. ... Read more»

Arizona budget bill provision would allow DPS to block release of all video records

Tucked into a budget bill on criminal justice is a provision that would allow the Arizona Department of Public Safety to outright deny releasing any video records the agency possesses and to heavily edit any videos it chooses to make public.... Read more»

Arizona DPS troopers could get body cams, along with restrictions blocking release of footage

Republican lawmakers are poised to give the Arizona Department of Public Safety money to equip all state troopers with body-worn cameras — but along with the money comes severe restrictions on the public’s ability to ever see what those cameras capture.... Read more»

Arizona bill would mandate redactions on body camera footage

A proposal before the Arizona Legislature would require any police body camera footage have nearly all faces blurred before it is released to the public, but critics say the bill would do much more harm than good to the public and even to law enforcement.... Read more»

Ducey begins plan to equip DPS troopers with body cameras

Gov. Doug Ducey plans to acquire 150 body cameras for the Department of Public Safety, the first step in a larger proposal to equip all state troopers with cameras.... Read more»

Study: Body cameras didn’t reduce use of force for Tempe patrol officers

A study of the Tempe Police Department found that body-worn cameras did not decrease the use of force among regular patrol officers, but did have an effect among the agency’s specialized units. ... Read more»

Vigils continue as Phx police release partial video of weekend fatal shooting

Phoenix police released partial video Monday of a fatal shooting by officers this weekend of a man in Maryvale, but that did little to satisfy activists who are pressing for more footage to be released to the public.... Read more»

Phoenix police roll out more body cameras; 950 officers now have them

The Phoenix Police Department has continued its rollout of body-worn cameras, issuing the devices to about a dozen officers in the Cactus Park Precinct in north Phoenix. ... Read more»

Roll tape: Valley police deploying body cameras

Officers from ASU, Tempe and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office recently deployed body cameras to their officers, following several other cities around the Valley, including Phoenix and Mesa.... Read more»