When police officers are sued for corruption or brutality — and when, as more frequently happens, the case is settled — it is almost always the city that employs them that picks up the tab for the damages awarded. This may be changing, with the focus now on events in Baltimore.
Known as the “Law Enforcement Recordings/No Public Record” law, introduced as HB 972, the contentious legislation goes into effect on October 1 this year.
As if holding police accountable for acts of brutality, killings, and other wrongdoing weren’t difficult enough already, one state just made the effort significantly more cumbersome — by banning public accessibility to footage recorded by police. North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed the law, which says all footage — dash camera video, body cam