Video and Multimedia

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Video 1: “ferguson effect?” Chicago police release video of beaten officer who didn’t pull weapon
Description: This video released by the Chicago Police Department shows an incident where a female officer was severely beaten, yet was afraid to draw her weapon for fear of the media attention the situation might draw.

Video 2: Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Outfits Every Officer with Body Cameras
Description: This ABC News segment discusses the use of body-worn cameras in LAPD.

Audio 1: Police Departments Issuing Body Cameras Discover Drawbacks
Description: This audio clip explores some of the drawbacks of police body-worn cameras.

Audio 2: Police In Other Communities Are Consumed By Ferguson
Description: This audio clip interviews several police officers on the Ferguson effect and the use of body-worn cameras.

Web Link 1: Police Officers’ Decision Making and Discretion: Forming Suspicion and Making a Stop
Description: This report by Geoffrey P. Alpert, Roger G. Dunham, Meghan Stroshine, Katherine Bennett, and John MacDonald to the National Institute of Justice discusses police discretion in a study conducted in Savannah, GA.

Web Link 2: The Ferguson effect
Description: This opinion piece in the Washington Post by Heather Mac Donald discusses the impact of the media attention on the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, MO.