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originally posted by: AphoticJoe
a reply to: matafuchs
While I agree with the actions of the officer in this case and applaud his self-restraint, I have doubt that a body cam will prevent the use of unjustified or excessive lethal response in a majority of future instances. Taking this recent case as an example of the speed at which a police shooting can occur, an officer spending the time to think, "hey, I have a body camera on let me think about shooting" seems unlikely. However, I do support the growing momentum for officer body cameras--and anyone else who thinks wearing one might protect them in any type of encounter. As for clearing up the veracity of differing accounts in police/civilian interactions, the body cam seems like a useful tool. While we're on the subject, how about a gunsight cam as well?