Do Police Body Cameras Work?
When body cameras were tested in Rialto, California, complaints against police almost disappeared. But the devices have to be used honestly.By Zach Toombs | December 2, 2014
Police body cameras often make for captivating — and sometimes disorienting — video. But can they solve a big problem for the U.S. justice system by taking the uncertainty out of he-said-she-said police encounters? (Video via Evansville Police Department)
"I"m going to be proposing new community policing initiatives that will significantly expand funding and training for local law enforcement, including up to 50,000 additional body-worn cameras," President Obama said Monday. (Video via CNN)
The hope here is that cameras will reduce the number of violent law enforcement encounters because both the officer and anyone else involved knows the whole thing will be caught on camera.