Are Philly’s body-worn camera policies fair? Here’s how one expert will testify

"At the hearing, happening today at 1 p.m., Harlan Yu — principal at D.C.-based policy and technology think-tank Upturn — will take the mic to explain how Philly performed in the firm’s BWC Scorecard, a research project that evaluated the body-worn camera policies in place in 43 major cities across eight indicators of transparency and accountability.

“[Body-worn cameras] are powerful tools, but the policies that guide how they’re used, who gets to see the footage, whether officers get to turn the cameras on and off … all of that matters on whether this technology will let the police continue to overpolice our minority communities or if it’s a tool that’s going to provide accountability and transparency for the people who need it,” Yu told"