Here’s what police body cameras don’t show you

From Verge Science.

Body cameras have become a pillar of police accountability efforts over the last decade. And more recently, Black Lives Matter protests have resulted in countless captured moments of police violence for the public to scrutinize. But as recent research shows, the kind of footage captured can influence our opinions of police…in ways we may not even realize.

This video is part of a larger project at The Verge that looks at the power and consequences of filming police violence. Our other YouTube channel investigates what can happen after witnesses hit record — check that out here:

Here are some of the studies we reference in the video:

Broderick L. Turner’s 2019 study:

Corroborating work about body cameras and intent:

How slow motion influences intent:

How judgment can be manipulated:

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