Police Body Cameras On Police Officers Essay

1650 Words Dec 23rd, 2015 7 Pages
Police Body Cameras:
Police officers are receiving more criticism recently than they have ever had before. This recent distrust comes from the events in Ferguson, Missouri when an unarmed black man was shot by a white police officer. The public believes that the black man (Michael Brown) was shot because of race. Many people believe that if the police officer was wearing a body camera then the true story could have been caught on film and the outcome would have been different. Due to these recent controversial events concerning police and African-Americans, society has begun to lose faith and trust in law enforcement, but if they start wearing body cameras it will ensure that the unbiased truth is shown. Dashboard cameras on police cruisers are not a new or strange concept for people to understand. Those cameras have been very useful in multiple police investigations, but they also have limitations as to what it records, whereas police body-mounted cameras would capture every interaction the police officer has. Body cameras on police is a great invention that we are starting to adopt in today’s society but it still needs to be changed in a few ways because it is not perfect and still needs to be regulated. Having officers filmed during every interaction while on duty would not only protect a civilian from the risk of police brutality but it would also prevent false accusations against a police officer for a crime they did not commit while on duty. Body camera footage in a…

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