Urban Institute's Justice Policy Center
FROM Nancy La Vigne
When Cops Wear Body Cameras, Who Gets to See the Footage? Police in Fresno released video footage Wednesday of two officers shooting and killing a 19-year-old man. The shooting happened last month. The department’s chief said he decided to release the graphic body camera footage because of intense interest in the shooting. The footage shows the man reaching behind his back and grabbing an object that officers believed was a weapon. He can be heard saying he hates his life before officers open fire. Police departments across the country are equipping officers with body cameras, but many questions remain over who gets to see the footage.
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.
How do Trump supporters feel about the Paris Accord? Globally and around the U.S., there are strong opinions whether or not the Paris Climate Accord is a good idea. The American exit is either a horrifying abdication of American leadership or a forceful and long overdue statement about U.S. sovereignty.
Previewing James Comey's blockbuster testimony Former FBI director James Comey testifies Thursday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, but his opening statement has been released. In it, he says he felt pressured by Donald Trump to declare loyalty to him and publicly clear him of any wrongdoing in the Russia investigation.