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Police Body Cameras in Louisiana (2015)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-01-23

Duration: 00:06:20

Subjects: New Orleans Police Department | Law Enforcement | Wearable video devices in police work


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Producer
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Goyeneche, Rafael Interviewee
  • Holmes, Quentin Interviewee


This segment from the January 23, 2015, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s report on the increased use of body cameras by police departments around Louisiana following the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Sanford reports that the Monroe Police Department and New Orleans Police Department have started using body cameras. Her report touches on the importance of implementing policies on the use of the body cameras, the high cost of the cameras and video storage, and the impact of the cameras on the relationship between police departments and the communities they serve. Her report includes interviews with Rafael Goyeneche, the president of the Metropolitan Crime Commission, and Monroe Police Chief Quentin Holmes. Host: Charlie Whinham