AMAZON Coaching Cops to Obtain Surveillance Footage Without Warrant
|BATTLE FOR WORLD / VICE | August 8, 2019: The article highlights that Ring, Amazon’s home surveillance company, is teaching police how to convince residents to share camera footage with them.
Police partnering with Ring, Amazon’s home surveillance camera company, they get access to the “Law Enforcement Neighborhood Portal,” showing an interactive map allowing officers to request footage directly from camera owners. And the police don’t need a warrant to request this footage, but they do need permission from the owner of the camera.
Emails and documents obtained by Vice’s Motherboard has revealed that people aren’t always willing to provide police with footage from their camera. However, the company Ring works with law enforcement and gives them advice on how to persuade people to give them footage.