The San Diego Police Department started using body cameras on their officers and the results are dramatic:
“Complaints have fallen 40.5% and use of ‘personal body’ force by officers has been reduced by 46.5% and use of pepper spray by 30.5%.”
Years of arresting photographers for documenting police activity seems insane now.
Just like any in any occupation, there are great cops and bad cops. The great cops know cameras can be a force for good in the right context.
It’s time for cameras on every police officer.