Thanks to the advancements in technology and valor of citizens, the public is finally able to understand the true severity of police brutality within the United States. The following considerations aim to address the lack of accountability and transparency of police brutality in the United States today. Part III will show how advancements in technology brings police brutality to the forefront of our nation’s issues by creating an informed society. Part IV will describe how individual states control the use of private cameras and cell phones of citizens to capture occurrences of police brutality. States do this by employing anti-wiretapping statutes to citizens’ recordings of on-duty police officers. Part V will demonstrate how citizens’ recordings of police brutality are vital for accountability. Finally, Part VI will conclude by encouraging community policing as a solution to police brutality.
Kendal Harden, Exposure to Police Brutality Allows for Transparency and Accountability of Law Enforcement, 33 J. Marshall J. Info. Tech. & Privacy L. 75 (2017)