Body-mounted Camera to Keep an Eye on Cops

Watching the watchers has been a great topic of discussion over the past years; responding to this age-old point, Los Angeles Police aims at testing the body mounted cameras which would be used to record the way officers interact with the citizens; on the other hand, New York Police is evaluating this technology. It is reported that, in 2012 police force started trying out with the wearable cameras in Rialto. According to the Rialto chief of police, Tony Farrar the results were amazing; a throw in incidents including use of forces dropped to 25 this year from 65 in 2011; complaints from the citizens went down from 28 to 3. The supporters say that benefits of these wearable cameras are twofold; they help in gathering the evidences at crime scene, offering a check on abuses of power and redundant force and creating the officers’ behavior records.


Body-mounted Camera to Keep an Eye on Cops

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