Police and citizens can lie about what happened and nobody will know the difference.
Why not? Are they hiding something?
If you are honest and pure in your intentions and you are doing the right thing, there is no reason why someone can't watch you. I'm not asking to watch you go to the bathroom. I want to make sure you are doing your job. This is no different than surveillance cameras in a store. They are for the clerks safety as well as the stores well being. It is time officers start to be honest with each other and critique each other the the proper standard. That will be the only way this gets better is if they step up and lead by example.
If they do wear the body camera it should be small and not impede the operations of the Officer. The CCSO has them and they are big and bulky.
This makes both parties accountable and is a digital record if any questions arise regarding an incident.
We have the technology so why wouldn't we do it? It will help avoid issues we have seen across the country. It would also most likely be federally funded.
We need to be sure law enforcement officials are obeying the laws.
Because the Norwich police can't be trusted without them.
definitely see a value to their use. Just not sure on both sides. To one "witness" the event and hold our officers handling of everyday duties to a higher standard. I think it can help protect as well as show where more training would be warranted in handling different situations.
With the crooked cops around here, definitely needed!!!
For the officer's protection against false accusation as well as the public's protection for unwarranted force.
Research has shown that body and car cams have little to no impact on the actions of police. They have, however, drastically increased public awareness of police activity. Good cops have nothing to hide.
It will eliminate speculation about what really happened if someone is shot - it will provide actual footage of the scene.
Instant gratification is not always the truth - cameras are only as good as the angle they capture! If used, the film cannot be released to the public - should be the same with all the social media film, which frequently only shows what they want.
It will prove law enforcement is a thankless job.
Too much controversy anytime there is shootings, Tape it and show the truth on TV before riots start from heresay.
I agree but want it taken one step further. The videos should be in the hands of an independent party, not the department that will ultimately cover its own butt to hide something if it goes wrong.
It won't change the way law enforcement does their jobs but it will change thew way the DA's office does their job. It should result in more convictions as well.