Local police allowed to wear body cameras on federal task forces

By , Daily Memphian Updated: November 12, 2020 4:00 AM CT | Published: November 12, 2020 4:00 AM CT
<strong>In June 2019, 20-year-old Brandon Webber was shot and killed in Frayser by U.S. Marshals with the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force, which included Memphis police and Shelby County Sheriff&rsquo;s deputies. Body camera footage of the shooting was not available because local law enforcement officers serving in the operation were banned from wearing body cameras.</strong>&nbsp;(Mark Weber/Daily Memphian file)

In June 2019, 20-year-old Brandon Webber was shot and killed in Frayser by U.S. Marshals with the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force, which included Memphis police and Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies. Body camera footage of the shooting was not available because local law enforcement officers serving in the operation were banned from wearing body cameras. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian file)

The federal Department of Justice will allow local police serving on federal task forces to wear body cameras. In Memphis and other parts of the country, federal officials have been criticized for banning the use of cameras on joint local-federal operations. 

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Yolanda Jones

Yolanda Jones

Yolanda Jones covers criminal justice issues and general assignment news for The Daily Memphian. She previously was a reporter at The Commercial Appeal.


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