BWCs and Workload in Virginia Commonwealth’s Attorneys’ Offices

Report to the General Assembly: Workgroup Study of the Impact of Body Worn Cameras on Workload in Commonwealth’s Attorneys’ Offices


Commonwealth of Virginia Compensation Board (2019)

The Compensation Board is pleased to present this report summarizing the review by a workgroup of the impact on the workload of Commonwealth’s Attorneys’ offices of the use of body worn cameras (BWCs) by law enforcement officers within the jurisdictions they serve, pursuant to Chapter 2 of the 2018 Special Session I Virginia Acts of Assembly. This report presents the findings of the group’s review of processes related to body worn camera footage, judicial input and ethical considerations, policies and practices used in other states, fiscal and staffing challenges and other workload-related issues, and presents recommendations of the group having budgetary or legislative impact, as sought in the provisions directing the study.

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