Yesterday, the Madison Finance Committee recommended allocating more than $80,000 in next year’s capital budget to go toward a body camera pilot program. The program was suggested as an amendment by Alder Barbara Harrington-McKinney, who says she wanted to be proactive, in advance of a city committee currently studying the issue. “I wanted to be […]
Wisconsin lawmakers have introduced a bill that would strengthen laws surrounding body cameras on police officers. Martin Rakacolli has the story.
Esty Dinur takes a year-in-review look at significant topics in state and local politics. First, local politics. What’s the deal with the new hire on the Common Council? What is the state of body cameras and policing in Madison? How is the city adapting to meet its growing transit needs? And what is the city […]
Tuesday host Carousel Bayrd speaks with three guests about the use of police body cameras: Dane County Sheriff Dave Mahoney, Madison Alder Shiva Bidar-Sielaff, and police law expert Seth Stoughton. Dane County Sheriff Dave Mahoney supports the use of body cameras but has concerns over the privacy implications for police officers. Alder Shiva Bidar-Sielaff has concerns over […]
Why did the city council vote to hold off on implementing body cameras for Madison Police Officers? Today Carousel Bayrd talks with Alder Shiva Bidar-Sielaff and Jacquelyn Boggess, Executive Director of the Center for Family Policy and Practice to discuss the decision and what’s next for the city.