Cops on camera: These powerful video clips show why recording the police is so important | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Cops on camera: These powerful video clips show why recording the police is so important

Video has played a huge role in relationships between citizens and the police over the last 25 years. It has helped hold cops accountable for abuse and also protected them from false allegations.

Now, after the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, this summer and the protests that followed, there's been a "sudden and seismic" shift toward police use of body cameras — a way to record most, or all, interactions between residents and police. Vox explains how video recordings can be good for both citizens and cops — but can also raise more questions than they answer, especially when it comes to who's allowed to control the footage.?

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