Editorial: Public needs access to body camera video to see how police work

New Orleans police released their first two recordings from body cameras worn by officers in late March. One was from the Jan. 7, 2015, fatal police shooting of Omarr Jackson in Central City and the other was the April 28, 2015, shooting death of Jared Johnson in New Orleans East. 

Superintendent Michael Harrison said the videos showed that officers behaved properly and were justified in their actions.

The department's internal investigation found no wrongdoing, and the district attorney's office chose not to file charges. The officers are back on duty. Continue…