The rush to outfit police officers with body cameras after last summer’s unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, threatens to saddle local governments with steep costs for managing the volumes of footage they must keep for months or even years, according to contracts, invoices and company data reviewed by The Associated Press.
Most people can’t take their pets to work with them. There are exceptions, of course, like K-9 handlers, pet groomers, dog sitters, vapid socialites. But for the rest of us, those six to 10 hours away from home can be stressful, especially for the pets. WCCO recently did a story on a Burnsville-based company that created a wall-mounted camera/video/motion-sensor device called PetChatz, which can even remotely dispense treats.
The Minnesota Supreme Court says it will continue to allow media to use cameras in certain civil cases, and it is ordering a study to see if cameras should be considered in certain criminal proceedings as well.
An advisory panel says it found no problems during a pilot project allowing cameras in some Minnesota courtrooms, and that the state Supreme Court should consider extending the project or making it permanent.
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If there was ever a question about the usefulness of police security cameras, recent events in Boston give a ringing endorsement. Cities across the country are reassessing their own surveillance networks to make sure the technology is current.
A Ramsey County Judge will soon decide if a $6 million civil judgement will stand against a man suspected in the death of his girlfriend some 31 years ago. WCCO-TV cameras were there as part of a pilot program.
From George Zimmerman, to Casey Anthony to O.J. Simpson, we’re captivated by real-life courtroom drama. Thirty-six states allow nearly full access for still and video cameras in the courts. So why isn’t Minnesota in that group?
For the first time, a television camera was allowed inside a civil trial in Hennepin County.
Chances are you’ve seen real court cases, like the OJ Simpson murder trial, on TV before. In fact, news cameras are allowed into courtrooms in most states, including Wisconsin and Iowa – but not Minnesota. That is, however, until Friday.
We’re getting a dramatic look at a confrontation inside a Twin Cities police station that ended with a man getting tased and two officers keeping the situation under control.
The latest crime fighting tool for the Minneapolis Police Department doesn’t involve more cops on the ground, but it does involve more eyes.
Cameras will be allowed to cover civil cases in Minnesota courtrooms under a new order from the state Supreme Court.
The Minnesota Supreme Court will take public comments until Dec. 17 on proposals for a pilot project on allowing news cameras in the state’s trial courts.