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Connections: Police Work in the Age of Cell Phone Cameras

In many ways, police work is more under the microscope than it has ever been. There are cameras everywhere. Citizens capture almost everything on cell phone video. Many officers welcome that; but still others say that it makes doing their jobs occasionally difficult, feeling that a single incident can be captured, without context, and cost a career.

We sit down with Rochester Police Chief Michael Ciminelli to discuss how his officers feel about the scrutiny, and how to continue building a strong relationship with the local community. Our guests:

  • Rochester Police Chief Michael Ciminelli
  • Rochester Police Captain Kevin Costello
  • Rochester Police Investigator Jackie Shuman
Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.

Connections with Evan Dawson

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