The New England First Amendment Coalition yesterday urged law enforcement in Vermont to release all body camera footage of a recent police shooting of an unarmed man. Questions about body cameras, their use by police and their implication on public record laws have become increasingly common as more officers are beginning to use the technology. Please see the coverage of NEFAC’s statement below, as well as a recent on-point editorial by the Caledonian Record.
Below is a letter I wrote on behalf of the New England First Amendment Coalition. Our organization released today its first annual review. It provides a short summary of all our work in 2015. Please give it a read and consider making a contribution to NEFAC. Your support is vital to the work we do. You can make a donation here.