VOSD Podcast: What Happened When Seattle Police Made Police Body Camera Footage Public

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VOSD Podcast: What Happened When Seattle Police Made Police Body Camera Footage Public

Voice of San Diego’s Liam Dillon makes a guest appearance to talk with Mike Wagers, the chief operating officer with the Seattle police, about what prompted them to make all of their dashboard and body camera video footage available for the public to view.

When the Seattle Police Department received a request for all of its dashboard and body camera video footage, they didn’t fight it; instead, they uploaded all the footage to YouTube.

Voice of San Diego’s Liam Dillon makes a guest appearance on this week’s podcast to talk with Mike Wagers, the chief operating officer with the Seattle police, about what prompted that bold move and how being so open has effected officers.

On the flip-side of the transparency scale, of course, is District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, who announced this week that her office would not be pressing charges in a recent officer-involved shooting. Though Dumanis said that surveillance footage shows the shooting was justified, her office still said it won’t release the footage.

Also this week, hosts Scott Lewis and Andrew Keatts talk about how the end is near for SeaWorld’s theatrical Shamu shows, they dish on how Disney chairman and CEO Bob Igers will oversee the development of a stadium for the Chargers and the Raiders in Carson and Keatts learned just how deeply people love breakfast burritos.

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