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To: Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and The Ohio State Government

Unlock Police Body Camera Audio in Ohio

Unlock Police Body Camera Audio in Ohio

The government of Ohio should mandate that all police body camera audio files be automatically transcribed and analyzed to create police performance metrics.

These metrics should focus on:

1. De-Escalation
2. Respectfulness
3. Eliminating Racial Bias
4. Early Warnings

To institute a system that encourages positive performance in community engagement, federal funding should be dependent on a minimum set of police performance metrics being achieved.

Why is this important?

In 2019, former Ohio Governor John Kasich signed into law an extensive amendment to Ohio’s existing public records act which includes the mandate that made most police body-worn camera footage is generally subject to public disclosure

Unfortunately, the truth is that less than 0.1% of police body camera video files are ever reviewed.

There is simply too much data for a human to automatically review. However, this data contains valuable insights that can be used to generate police performance metrics. The technology exists for these files to be scanned and analyzed to make reviews and reports an efficient and effective process.

Wearing body cameras alone is not enough to instill trust in law enforcement transparency. The audio data needs to be analyzed through natural language processing that can identify the areas police departments need to improve to build community approval levels.

How it will be delivered

We will hand-deliver to the Office of the Governor of Ohio and hold a recorded press conference.


2022-05-04 00:03:43 -0400

50 signatures reached

2021-05-22 16:53:02 -0400

25 signatures reached

2021-05-05 17:20:13 -0400

10 signatures reached