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Cops Wearing Body Cameras Are More Likely To Be Assaulted

Cops Wearing Body Cameras Are More Likely To Be Assaulted

A large-scale analysis of body-camera usage among police officers in the US and the UK has produced some rather unexpected and counter-intuitive results, showing that body-worn cameras have a tendency to increase assaults on police. At the same time, discretionary use of cameras increases an officer’s tendency to use force.

Ferguson Police Will Finally Get The One Device They Really Need

Ferguson Police Will Finally Get The One Device They Really Need

In a statement yesterday, Ferguson’s police department announced that it is committed to buying vest cameras for its officers. When it finally happens, it will be a great first step. And it will happen even faster if we ditch the bloated, expensive wearable cam tech cops use today for something…