posted on Feb, 26 2014 @ 12:11 PM
We've all seen the numerous threads on ATS lately where Police Officers are abusing their power when dealing with the public.
I have said the following on a few threads, but believe it needs it's own thread.
Would making all Police Officers wear a camera whilst on duty reduce this behaviour? There are a lot of good police officers who are being tarnished
by the actions of their fellow officers.
In the UK, some police forces are already trialling the scheme.
Armed police to wear video cameras
Firearms officers are to wear video cameras in an attempt to be "more open" following the death of Mark Duggan, the Met Police Commissioner has
Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe admitted the force must "do more to build trust" after an inquest jury found the 29-year-old was lawfully killed.
Surely this kind off scheme is a win win for both the public and police officers.
On one hand the public would feel safe when dealing with the police. Secondly law abiding police officers would be protected against frivolous
Personally, I think this should be rolled out to all police officers, no arrest or court action can be taken if footage from the camera was not
available. This would stop police brutality over night as all officers would wear a cam and very unlikely all officers cameras would not have recorded
an arrest. Better still all cam footage is live streamed to a database held by a public body meaning police officers would not be able to cover up any
abuse of power.
edit on 26.2.2014 by flammadraco because: (no reason given)