Episode
April 14, 2015

Keeping an eye on US police

What is the best way to monitor police conduct in the United States?
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Would Walter Scott still be alive if police officers in the US were required to wear body cameras? Amateur video of the fatal shooting of Scott, an unarmed 50-year-old black man, by a white police officer has reignited discussions about how to monitor police conduct and hold officers accountable for their actions. Many are rallying behind the use of body cameras to reduce police violence. So, would eyes on cops make the difference between life and death? We discuss at 19:30GMT.

 

On this episode of The Stream, we speak to:

Muhiyidin D'baha  @daBlockUp @BlkLvsMatterCHS
Organiser, Black Lives Matter Charleston

 

Eugene Ramirez
Police defense attorney
manningllp.com

 

Morgan Hargrave @morganhargrave @witnessorg 
Programme Manager, Witness
witness.org

 

Jamilah King @jamilahking
Staff writer, TakePart
takepart.com

 

What do you think?  What is the best way to monitor police conduct in the United States? Leave your thoughts in the comments below. 

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