Law Enforcement Tech: A Civilian Oversight Primer

Whether or not you are a member of a civilian oversight board, it’s a good idea to familiarise yourself with the tools of the surveillance trade.

While some police departments and sheriff’s offices are left to oversee themselves, many cities and counties around the country have adopted civilian oversight bodies. Often composed of everyday citizens, these boards and commissions are charged with investigating misconduct complaints against law enforcement, from intense police brutality to minor violations of departmental policies.

Source: Law Enforcement Tech: A Civilian Oversight Primer | Electronic Frontier Foundation

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