New York State Police lack dashboard and body cameras
Jul 23, 2019 12:21 am
The Associated Press report in Spectrum News that New York is one of only five states left where the main state law enforcement agency does not have dashboard cameras, according to a nationwide survey. Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New York, and Massachusetts don't have dashboard cameras in their state police cars and Hawaii lacks a state-level highway patrol. The New York State Police don't have body cameras either. "It's astonishing that the New York State Police have no video accountability," said Christopher Dunn, legal director of the New York Civil Liberties Union. The New York State Police told the AP it has no plans to install dashboard cameras, or give officers body cameras but it continues to "evaluate new technologies." The office of New York Attorney General Letitia James recommended in May that state police get body cameras. Read more about this story at Spectrum News.