Though they’ve been studying body cameras for the last couple years, the Maui Police Department is only now equipping officers with the devices. According to Gregg Okamoto, the MPD’s public information officer, 89 patrol officers in the Lahaina, Kihei, Hana, Lanai and Molokai districts now wear body cameras. The promise of police officers wearing forward-facing cameras is … [Read more...] about U.S. Senator Brian Schatz wants to make it easier for cops to get body cameras. But will that help the public?
I love getting press releases that describe events already nearly a week old. That’s what happened last week when the Maui Police Department notified the public that they “will” conduct yet another test of body cameras for their officers. “Beginning Thursday, August 18, 2016, the Plans, Training, Research & Development Section of the Maui Police Department will conduct a … [Read more...] about Maui Police Department conducting yet another body camera test