Critics imply that wearing body cameras would invade police confidentiality because the cameras would have …show more content…
As studies have shown the cameras worn on during duty have been twenty-five percent more helpful throughout the officer’s interactions with the public (Kelsh 2015). This indicates that the police officers are extra cautious and careful when in contact with a member of the public because they have wisely thought thoroughly about the criminal policy and procedures. For example, Police Body Cameras claimed the incident that happened in July of 2014; Officer Pantaleo had put Eric Garner, an unarmed African American who had been illegally selling cigarettes, in a chokehold position after Garner resisted arrest. However, Garner was asthmatic and had died from asphyxiation right at the moment, and a civilian taped the event and started a public uproar (2015). “These forceful incidents are called response to resistance, and by wearing body cameras these have dropped remarkably fifty-three percent,” Ariel mentioned (2012). In addition, when there is trust between officers and the community it increases effectiveness and safety for the officers and the public. Wing explained that cameras have changed the community’s actions and helped decrease confrontations between officers and the public (2015). It is clear the number of citizen injuries made by police and injuries towards officers themselves are reduced because of worn …show more content…
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