San Francisco firefighters banned from wearing helmet cameras following Asiana crash

The San Francisco Fire Department has instituted a company-wide ban on helmet-mounted video cameras, six weeks after a fire truck was caught on film accidentally running over an Asiana plane crash survivor.

Chief Joanne Hayes-White banned video cameras in “any department facility” in 2009 and clarified on Friday that the order does, in fact, include helmet cameras. 
Hayes-White said she needed to spell out the rule after Battalion Chief Mark Johnson’s camera filmed a fire truck hitting and killing 16-year-old Ye Meng Yuan, a survivor of Asiana Airlines Flight 214, on July 6.
There comes a time that privacy of the individual is paramount, of greater importance than having a video,” Hayes-White told the San Francisco Chronicle. “I think it’s fairly clear. Without someone’s permission videos are not to be taken.” 
Video from Johnson’s camera shows Ye lying on the runway at San Francisco International Airport, covered in flame retardant foam, when the truck drives over her body. 
Obviously, we are heartbroken,” Hayes-White told NBC after news of the crash made headlines around the world. “We’re in the business of saving lives…It’s very difficult and devastating news for all of us.”
The San Francisco Police Department is in possession of the tapes and is investigating the aftermath of the crash, in which two other passengers were killed. The San Francisco Chronicle published still images from the footage, sparking conversation about the fire department’s liability for the deaths. The Chronicle reported that Johnson had not been informed that Ye was lying on the runway. 
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3 Responses to “San Francisco firefighters banned from wearing helmet cameras following Asiana crash”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Its clear from the pictures this girl was NOT wearing her seatbelt and correlates with her teacher who separately stated that she couldn’t understand how this girl was thrown from the plane when all her classmates in the same row and aisle both sides and back/front of her – were not.

    The stawardesses thrown from the plane were still in their seats outside – emergency crews had no problem seeing them. They certainly did not get run over.

    Is it right that the airline and probably SF fire department is sued by all these litigious money hungry lawyers for something that was the passengers OWN fault?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Just more Tosh, do you really think this happened ??

  3. Anonymous says:

    Just another false flag. Another scam. Another made-up story. The plane was empty.

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