Police body cam policies in San Jose and Oakland are flawed, report says

""Body-worn cameras carry this promise of police accountability," said Harlan Yu, a principal at Upturn, a technology consulting company, and one of the score card's main authors. "But accountability doesn't come automatically, just because a police department decides to purchase and adopt them."

Yu, a San Jose native, said the Bay Area leads the way nationally in one area: limiting officers' ability to watch footage of incidents they're involved in before writing their initial report. No department in the U.S. fully satisfied the score card by prohibiting officers from previewing video in all types of incidents, but Oakland, San Jose and San Francisco were among only six cities that got a partial nod of approval. Oakland received particular kudos for its two-step process limiting officers' video viewing in cases where they killed or seriously injured someone."