Eric Garner: Payouts rise as cameras hold US police accountable
17 July 2015 Last updated at 23:24 BST
A year ago, Eric Garner died after a New York police officer restrained him and pulled him to the ground.
This week New York City agreed to pay his family $5.9 million. In the Garner case, and many others around the country, the fact that the incident was filmed made a difference.
Here are four recent cases where a video was recorded either by a passerby using a phone, by journalists on the scene or by cameras inside police patrol cars.
You can find out more about police payouts and follow the BBC's Summer in the City series here.
Produced by the BBC's Franz Strasser.