Note: I’m on a work trip so I have less time for the fun stuff like working on Seattle Public Records. This is a quickly written post.

Spokane Police has found itself in a bit of controversy, see Spokane police share body camera footage of ‘disorderly’ man, raising questions

I took down most videos on my policevideorequests account down to honor Youtube’s privacy policy My plan is for moving forward is to fix issues with precise auto over-redaction code I’ve written and then use it to republish videos I obtained via the public records act. For ICV see below:

I attempted to clone Utility, Inc’s color range approach to auto redaction of body worn video The hard part is auto determining the color ranges to redact.

From a policy standpoint I will advocate that departments mass release via automatic means redacted video. This addresses concerns that an agency is singling out a given person.