57% of Aurora police body cam videos contained interrupted footage, audit finds

Colorado Newsline: An independent city audit of the Aurora Police Department found significant gaps in policies around the use of body-worn cameras, including interrupted video footage, lack of review by supervisors and miscategorizations within the department’s tracking system.

“There are some areas where APD is doing well, such as activating cameras when arriving on scene,” said Michelle Crawford, who led the three-person independent audit team. “But there are some areas where improvements are needed, such as interrupted footage and supervisor reviews.”

The purpose of the audit was to see how well the Aurora Police Department complies with policies, laws and best practices related to the use of body-worn cameras. The department started using body-worn cameras in 2016, according to Crawford, and is currently going through the purchasing process for a new vendor.

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