Indeed, there are multiple conflicting interests that play into the decision of whether to release police body cam footage.
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The latest deadly police encounter captured on video occurred over the weekend in Milwaukee, where the fatal shooting of an armed black man by a police officer sparked violent protests in the economically and racially segregated city.
Officers say footage from a police-worn body camera clearly shows 23-year-old Sylville Smith holding a gun when he was shot.
Releasing the video could go a long way to assuaging protesters who believe Smith's shooting wasn't justified, but the video hasn't been made public—and according to Milwaukee's police chief, the choice isn't even up to his department.
The patchwork of practices around the country highlights the lack of a standardized national approach to dealing with the increasing volume of footage generated by law enforcement agencies.
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