Using Police Technologies to Uncover Law Enforcement Misconduct in Criminal Cases
This webinar from August 11, 2020 featured Debbie Levi, Director of Special Litigation with the Baltimore City Public Defender, and Ivan Bates, Managing Partner of Bates & Garcia, P.C.
Defending Cases in Body Camera Jurisdictions
This program from November 29-30, 2018 featured Debbie Levi, Director of Special Litigation with the Baltimore City Public Defender, Jumana Musa, Director of NACDL's Fourth Amendment Center, and Harlan Yu, Executive Director of Upturn.
Using Big Data as a Shield
This program from November 29-30, 2018 featured Cynthia Conti-Cook, Technology Fellow, Gender, Racial, and Ethnic Justice with the Ford Foundation.
Shaping Policies and Defending Cases in Body Camera Jurisdictions
This webinar from April 6, 2017, featured Harlan Yu, Director of Upturn, Seth Morris, a criminal defense attorney with Cooper, Cooper & Morris, and Barry Porter, a criminal defense attorney with Burgess & Porter Law, LLC.
Assessing Body Cameras
- Evaluating the Effects of Police Body-Worn Cameras: A Randomized Controlled Trial
The Lab @ DC, with the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department, 2017
- Body Worn Cameras and the Courts: A National Survey of State Prosecutors
George Mason University's Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy, with the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, 2016
- Contagious Accountability: A Global Multisite Randomized Controlled Trial on the Effect of Police Body-Worn Cameras on Citizens’ Complaints Against the Police
Barak Ariel, Alex Sutherland, Darren Henstock, et al., 2017
- Existing and Ongoing Body Worn Camera Research: Knowledge Gaps and Opportunities
George Mason University's Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy, with the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, 2015
- Evaluating the impact of police officer body-worn cameras (BWCs) on response-to-resistance and serious external complaints
Wesley G. Jennings, Mathew D. Lynch, Lorie A. Fridell, with the Orlando Police Department, October 2015
- The Effect of Policy Body-Worn Cameras on Use of Force and Citizens' Complaints Against the Police
Barak Ariel, William Farrar, Alex Sutherland, 2014, often known as 'the Rialto study'
- Los Angeles Critical Incident Video Release Policy
Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners, adopted March 2018
- Police Body Worn Cameras: A Policy Scorecard
Upturn and the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, November 2017
- NYPD Body-Worn Camera Proposed Policy: Fact Sheet
New York City Police Department and The Policing Project at NYU School of Law, June 2016
- Law Enforcement Directive Regarding Police Body Worn Cameras (BWCs) and Stored BWC Recordings
State of New Jersey, Attorney General Law Enforcement Directive No. 2015-1
- A Primer on Body-Worn Cameras for Law Enforcement
National Institute for Justice, 2012
- The Illusion of Accuracy: How Body-Worn Camera Footage Can Distort Evidence
Upturn and the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, 2017
- Albuquerque Police Department On-Body Camera System Research
City of Albuquerque, 2016
- Body-Worn Cameras: An Empty Reform to Expand the Surveillance State
Stop LAPD Spying Coalition, 2015
- What happens to body cam footage after fatal police shootings?
Upturn, March 2018
- Civil Rights Principles on Body-Worn Cameras
- Independent Lens: Toward Transparency, Accountability, and Effectiveness in Police Tactics
Harvard Black Law Students Association, 2015
- Police Body-Mounted Cameras: With Right Policies in Place, a Win For All
American Civil Liberties Union, 2015
- Implementing a Body-Worn Camera Program: Recommendations and Lessons Learned
Department of Justice, Office of Community-Oriented Policing, and The Police Executive Research Forum, 2014
Need help with a body camera case?
The Center is available to provide consultations and litigation resources as well as direct assistance in support of a defendant’s Fourth Amendment claims. Specifically, the Center may assist in motion practice, preparation for suppression hearings, appellate strategy, brief writing, and oral argument. The Center also provides group trainings for defense lawyers around the country and upon request.
To request assistance or additional information, contact 4AC@nacdl.org.
Cross-Examination Trial Pack
NACDL’s new Cross-Examination Trial Pack includes three of our best-selling Cross-Examination resources: “Damage Control: Situational Cross-Examination Techniques Trial Guide”, "Ultimate Cross 2.0: Audio Recordings & Written Materials" and "Sample Cross-Examination Questions."
This masterful collection of cross-examination resources provide countless tips, techniques and strategies for a variety of criminal case-specific scenarios. Learn to cross-examine a variety of trial witnesses!
Death Investigation: Forensic Pathology in the Courtroom and Cause & Manner of Death (2022)
This unique program provides criminal defense lawyers with an accurate and clear overview of forensic pathology and the countless factors to consider in a death investigation and will methodically explain what happens during an autopsy to determine cause and manner of death.
You'll uncover the different types of medicolegal death investigations, what to request from your MDI expert, quality benchmarks for accreditation and certification, guidelines and standards, common terminology and frequently asked questions.
The Psychology of Persuasion & Storytelling for Criminal Defense Lawyers
This Trial Resource Guide is a masterful collection of practical tips, techniques and strategies focused solely on using the arts and sciences of persuasion to improve your storytelling skills at trial.
You'll learn how to master the ability to communicate with juries, deliver powerful openings and closings, perform convincing cross-examinations, use effective courtroom choreography and non-verbal communication, identify and develop the optimal theme and theory for your case, and offer compelling arguments during mitigation and sentencing.
Zealous Advocacy in Sexual Assault & Child Victims Cases (2022)
Defending charges of sexual assault and child abuse can be daunting — but with the right tools, it doesn’t have to be.
Every year, NACDL identifies the hottest topics and most pressing issues when defending these cases, and brings-in nationally-renowned lawyers and experts to help you prepare for battle. This year’s 13th Annual Defending Sex Cases training program is our best yet; packed with topics and speakers you won’t want to miss!