Body cameras helped convict ex-cop Roy Oliver in Jordan Edwards’ murder

Body cameras helped convict ex-cop Roy Oliver in Jordan Edwards’ murder | The Texas Tribune

Footage from the body cameras, as well as videos from police dashboard cameras and witness cell phones, have become commonplace in the news and on social media. And while it’s not uncommon for the videos to raise the attention or create public outcry, their use in police prosecution is still rare.

A 2016 George Mason University study showed that only 8 percent of prosecutors who used body camera evidence in criminal cases across the nation used it against a police officer, while almost all had used it as evidence against citizens.

https://www.texastribune.org/2018/08/28/jordan-edwards-roy-oliver-body-cameras-murder/

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