What is your opinion on body cameras for law enforcement officers? A few years ago, the public didn’t have enough evidence to form an opinion about the veracity for improving public relations through the use of a dash camera or body camera. Now, adding a camera to the uniform requirement for police officers looks promising.
The main enticement with police officers having a camera record their hours on duty is accountability. There is a sincere hope that a camera will reassure the public that each police officer will be held accountable for their actions. It reassures police officers that their appropriate actions will protect them from accusations of misconduct.
There is some evidence to support these hopes. The Pew Research Center researched the question in a recent survey of 8,000 polic Continue reading