What really happened during roadside police enforcement? Was the individual that was pulled over recording the situation? Did the officer act within the appropriate ethics of his/her position and guidelines? All this can be addressed through recording as you can mitigate conflicting stories of what happened.
With an increasing number of accused actually recording you, and the increased pressure to be able to prove the actions of your law enforcement team, what reasons can you come up with to delay action? Portable recording is no longer a dream, but a reality in 2015. Body-worn cams can really make a difference in this era of increased distrust between you and the people you are committed to protecting.
“We have about 450 body-worn cameras actively deployed, and in the overwhelming majority of cases, the footage demonstrates that the officer’s actions were appropriate.”
The average interaction between an officer and a citizen in an urban area is already recorded in multiple ways. The citizen may record it on his phone. If there is some conflict happening, one or more witnesses may record it. Often there are fixed security cameras nearby that capture the interaction. So the thing that makes the most sense—if you really want accountability both for your officers and for the people they interact with—is to also have video from the officer’s perspective (Justice.gov, 2014, p.1).
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