#1: Police body-cam recording of defense attorney causes stir in Miami-Dade | Miami Herald

A Miami Beach cop, worried about his words being twisted at trial, recently used his newly outfitted “body camera” to record a hallway interview by a defense attorney — without telling her first.

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The resulting objection from the Miami-Dade Public Defender’s Office, it is safe to say, was strenuous.

The episode and backlash have spurred Miami Beach police to ban officers from using the new technology at such so-called “hallway depositions” — and underscored the difficult balance of providing the public a transparent view of how law enforcement operates while protecting privacy rights.

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