The Boston Police Patrolmen's Association's (BPPA) lawsuit against the city hit the headlines this week as the organization asked for an injunction halting the city's body-worn camera pilot program.
The ACLU of Massachusetts believes that with strong policies, body-worn cameras can protect those on both sides of the badge. That is part of why we submitted an amicus brief and are speaking out in opposition of the BPPA's attempts to block the immediate implementation of the body camera program. Bostonians have waited long enough for body cameras and the police accountability that comes with them.
See some of our press coverage below:
- Bay State Banner: Police union complaint heard on body camera pilot
- Boston Globe: Police head says he can assign body cameras to officers
- Daily Free Press: Police union increases opposition to mandatory body camera program
- Fox25: Boston’s police commissioner, union spar over body cams
- WBUR: City, Police Union Square Off In Court Over Body Camera Pilot
- WCVB: Evans, Boston police union spar over body cameras
- WCVB: Police body camera debate goes back to court
Photo: Former ACLU of Massachusetts staff attorney Carl Williams speaking to reporters after the September 6 hearing.