Progress Illinois posted an article about the ACLU of Illinois' recommended guidelines on the use of body cameras by law enforcement in Illinois. In the wake of the events in Ferguson, Missouri and the police shooting death of an unarmed teenager, law enforcement agencies across the country have expressed interest in the use of body cameras to encourage transparency and accountability in the oversight of police forces. The guidelines, released last week, outline numerous privacy concerns that need to be weighed before any implementation can begin. Yohnka stated:
"It can be a situation where we're getting the kind of oversight that people want, and at the same time we're probably going to be reducing frivolous claims against police," says Yohnka. "But we need to do this right in the first instance in order to achieve that goal."