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76 Ohio St. L.J. 1153 (2015)
Police-Worn Body Cameras: Balancing Privacy and Accountability through State and Police Department Action

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             Police-Worn Body Cameras:
  Balancing Privacy and Accountability Through
         State  and  Police Department Action

                      KARSON  KAMPFE*

                      TABLE OF CONTENTS

I.   INTRODUCTION      .................................. ...... 154
II.  CURRENT USE OF POLICE-WORN BODY CAMERAS .....   ...... 1156
III. BENEFITS OF POLICE-WORN BODY CAMERAS ..     ............. 1161
     A. Mutual Benefits    ........................ ...... 1162
     B. Public Benefits    .......................... ....1163
     C. Police Benefits   ..............................1164
        1. Lawsuits and Civil Complaints   ................1165
        2. Training      ................................1166
        3. Efficiency     .......................... .....1166
        4. Context      ..........................  .......1167
IV.  PROBLEMS WITH POLICE-WORN BODY CAMERAS ...........1169
     A. Negative Functional Aspects ofAdopting Police Body
        Cameras .     ................................... 1169
        1. Privacy Rights and Public Disclosure Laws.................1169
        2. Discretion...............................1175
        3. Financial        ......................................1178
     B. Legal Implications   ........................ ....1180
        1. State Law Issues..........................1180
        2. Constitutional Issues.. .............................. 1181
        3. Evidence      ........................... .....1182
V.   POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR LEGISLATIVE ENACTMENTS
     AND POLICE DEPARTMENTS       ................................. 1184
     A. Legislative Recommendations..........................1184
     B. Police Department Policy Recommendations.....................1187
        1. Purpose & Scope    ..................... .....1188
        2. Policy       ..................................1188
        3. Definition     ........................... ....1189
        4. Officer Responsibilities....       ..................1189
        5. Prohibited Uses ofPWBCs  ..............  ......1190
        6. Review of PWBC Footage..     ..................1190
        7. PWBC  Management System Administration.................1191
        8. Disciplinary Measures ................   ......1191


    * The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, J.D. Candidate 2016.

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