May 8 – Technology – T13
Body Worn Cameras: Federal and State Legal Issues for Municipalities and Public Safety Departments
This webinar will cover the legal issues affecting body worn cameras (BWC) under state law and the U.S. Constitution; best practices for deployment of BWCs; practical concerns affecting recording in the field; effects of BWCs on citizen and peace officer conduct; use of BWC data in the criminal justice system; access to BWC data under state public records laws; and command and control of the data.
Tamara Bogosian represents public agencies in litigation as of counsel in the Municipal Law practice group of Best Best & Krieger LLP. Her practice focuses on civil rights, police liability, Pitchess motions and code enforcement, including marijuana litigation. She has been practicing public law in city attorneys’ and district attorneys’ offices in California for 16 years. Tamara began her career as a deputy district attorney with the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office in 1999. In 2005, she joined the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office where she prosecuted driving under the influence and vehicle manslaughter cases. In 2006, Tamara joined the Fresno City Attorney’s Office where she was assigned to the civil litigation unit. In 2013, she was promoted to supervising deputy city attorney of the litigation unit working directly with the mayor, city council and city management on high level legal matters.
Gary W. Schons leads Best Best & Krieger’s Public Policy and Ethics Compliance practice as of counsel in the firm’s Municipal Law practice group. He counsels public agencies, officials and private businesses who wish to promote public confidence in their decision-making processes by assuring that official conduct is above reproach. The group’s goals are to provide comprehensive and strategic compliance solutions to public agencies and corporations attempting to align with public scrutiny, standards and regulations; to advise and represent clients on public integrity issues involving political practices; and to inform clients of relevant federal, state and local legislation. Prior to joining the firm, Gary served as a deputy district attorney and senior advisor for Law & Policy in the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office.