Activists give Boston’s body camera pilot program a mixed review

"Harlan Yu, a principal at Upturn, lauded Boston police for prohibiting use of facial recognition technology that would let officers take an image and use it to glean information about an individual. He said it is a policy that “departments across the country should take note of.”

The activists say officers could tailor their statements to reflect only what can be seen in the video, and leave out anything the camera did not capture. There is also concern the policy gives police an advantage over other witnesses.

“We think this is particularly problematic,” Yu said. “Officers should be on an even playing field with other witnesses.”"