a reply to: SlapMonkey
From your link on MPD SOP on BWC :
1. Activation Required
a. When safe to do so, officers shall manually activate the BWC during the following situations.
· Traffic stops.
· Suspicious Person stops.
· Suspicious Vehicle stops.
· Any vehicular response requiring emergency driving as defined by MPD P/P 7-402, or emergency response as defined by MPD P/P 7-403.
· Vehicle pursuits.
· Work-related transports not involving a ride-along or another City employee in their official capacity as a City employee.
· Any search, including but not limited to searches of vehicles, persons, and buildings.
· Any contact involving criminal activity.
· Any contact involving physical or verbal confrontations.
· Any contact that is, or becomes adversarial.
· When advising a person of their Miranda rights.
· When ordered to by a supervisor.
· Prior to any use of force. If a BWC is not activated prior to a use of force, it shall be activated as soon as it is safe to do so.
· Any tactical entry or forced entry into a building, unless a supervisor has determined in advance that the video or audio data could result
in the disclosure of operational or tactical information that would compromise the effectiveness of future actions or jeopardize officer safety.
b. Activation shall occur as soon as possible, but before any citizen contact.
i. If a situation changes to require activation, the officer shall immediately activate the BWC as soon as it is safe to do so.
c. All strip searches shall be recorded by at least one person present during the entirety of the strip search, including all pre-search
instructions provided to the person being searched.
i. The camera shall be positioned to ensure that only audio data is collected and that the person being searched is not captured on video.
d. If there is a failure to activate the BWC in any of the above situations, the Officer shall document the reasons for the failure in the
Officer’s report or supplement.
i. If a report is not prepared, the reasons for the failure to activate shall be documented via added remarks in Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD).
2. Activation with Officer Discretion
a. Officers may activate the BWC in the following situations:
· General citizen contacts where the officer feels that recording is appropriate.
· Anytime an officer feels it is appropriate to preserve audio/visual data when taking a statement from a victim, suspect or witness.
Officers should make an effort to notify a victim or witness of the use of the BWC and should attempt to gain their consent to record the statement.
3. The BWC shall not be activated solely for the purpose of surveillance of, or identification of individuals engaged in constitutionally
protected activities conducted in a lawful manner. Is rape in the Ally way, Legal??????
1. Once activated, the BWC shall be left in the record mode until the conclusion of the event. The conclusion of the event occurs when either the
officer or citizen(s) has left the scene or a detention or transport has concluded.
2. Notwithstanding the above, once an event has been stabilized and if the officer reasonably believes there is no longer necessary audio or
visual evidence to capture, and that none of the circumstances requiring activation will likely occur, the BWC may be deactivated during activities
· While protecting accident scenes.
· Monitoring assigned traffic posts.
· Assisting motorists.
· To protect the identity of an officer in an undercover capacity.
· To protect the identity of a confidential reliable informant.
· The incident or event is of such duration that it is necessary to deactivate the BWC to conserve power or storage.If it is necessary to
discuss issues surrounding the incident/investigation with a supervisor or another officer in private, officers may turn off their BWC. This includes
discussions between Field Training Officers with officers in training that are specific to training issues.
· If a request is made for a BWC to be turned off by a party being contacted, the officer should take into account the overall circumstances
and what is most beneficial to all involved, before deciding to honor the request. For example, an officer may choose to turn off the BWC if its
operation is inhibiting a victim or witness from giving a statement. Factors to consider may include the type of call and the vulnerability of the
victim, such as the victim of a sexual assault.
· When ordered to by a supervisor. Both the officer and supervisor shall document the reason for the deactivation as described in the Report
Writing section of this policy.
^ None of the above reasons apply as a reason to turn off the cameras as any point.
Thanks for helping my argument, a lot. And this from your link as well:
5. Officers shall conduct a BWC equipment check to ensure that equipment is working properly at the beginning of their shift and periodically
throughout the shift.
6. Officers shall notify their immediate supervisor as soon as practical of any missing, damaged, or malfunctioning BWC equipment.
7. Officers experiencing a loss of battery power shall remove themselves from service and take immediate steps to charge their BWC. Officers
shall notify their supervisor and Minneapolis Emergency Communications Center (MECC) upon removing themselves from service.
8. Officers shall notify their immediate supervisor of any recorded event believed to be of value for administrative review.
9. Officers shall upload all BWC digital data at the conclusion of their shift by placing their BWC in the assigned docking stations or utilizing
other department approved uploading procedures.
edit on 27-7-2017 by SR1TX because: (no reason given)
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edit on 27-7-2017 by SR1TX because: (no reason given)