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3-D Images, Surveillance Cameras Touted as Truth-Tellers for Claims Adjusters

The physician couldn’t tell what was causing the smudge on a CT scan of his wife’s lungs, so he referred her to a pulmonologist. That would likely have meant a two-week delay. Instead of waiting, Jorey Chernett, chief executive officer …

Social Media’s Impact on Incidents Involving Police Use of Deadly Force

In an exclusive interview with Claims Journal, Brian Gainer, a presenter at this year’s annual International Association of Claim Professionals’ conference held recently in California, discussed the issues that surround a high profile event like the 2014 deadly police shooting …

Deadly Police Shootings Prompt Questions in Charlotte’s Use of Body Cams

The fatal shooting of a black man by a police officer in Charlotte is only the latest shooting to raise questions about how the department uses body cameras. Six people were fatally shot since body cameras were given to all …

Louisiana Parish Sheriff Bucks Nationwide Body Camera Trend

Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand says he’s usually one to embrace cutting-edge technology, including drones and automatic license plate readers, but he’s skeptical about putting body cameras on his deputies. Normand said the cameras are expensive to use and flawed …

New Hampshire Bill Would Require Troopers to Wear Body Cameras

New Hampshire lawmakers will vote next session on whether to require state police to wear body cameras, a practice that police departments across the country are examining following the fatal police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri. Republican …

Athens Police Now Equipped With Body Cameras

Athens-Clarke County, Ga., police officers recently added a new gizmo to their array of equipment – a camera that sees what the officers see. With the cameras attached to officers’ eye wear, the video footage they capture allows investigators to …

Atlantic City Police Get Body Cameras

Atlantic City, N.J., police officers have started wearing body cameras. About five officers a shift will be equipped with the devices, which record video and audio after an officer activates the device. The video is uploaded after the officer’s shift …

University of South Florida and Orlando Police Team up for Study

Researchers at the University of South Florida are teaming up with the Orlando Police Department for a long-term study on officers’ actions. Fifty officers will wear tiny cameras in places like their sunglasses, collars and caps to provide critical perspective …

Private Donors Pony Up $1.2M for LAPD Body Cameras

The head of the Los Angeles Police Commission said Wednesday he has privately raised more than the $1 million necessary to equip hundreds officers with on-body cameras to increase accountability and reduce complaints by the public. In September, a week …

Tennessee Motorcycle Officers Get Body Cameras

Motorcycle police officers in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., will soon be outfitted with video cameras that attach to their uniforms. The Knoxville News Sentinel reported Monday that the city council last week approved the purchase of eight body cameras for their …