The Body Cameras On Police Officers Essay

1831 Words Oct 14th, 2015 null Page
Corruption is defined as the abuse of power by a public official for private gain. When you think about most cops you think corrupt. Most officers abuse their power for their own personal gain. Police should be required to wear body cameras, because of all the corruption. In today’s society some people may say that corruption is normal. There are many cases where body cameras should have been worn such as: Ms. Sandra Bland, Mike Brown, Freddie Gray, Amadou Diallo, Sean Bell and more victims. If body cameras was worn on the officers involved maybe all cases would have been solved. Now I will go into details on why I know officers should wear body cameras.
I have seen on www.nij.gov things about the body cameras on police officers. There is this new technology called GoPro, and it’s dealing with the body cameras. 75 percent of the law enforcement stated that they did not use body-worn cameras. How they came up with that number is when they did a survey on it. “PERF’s report about the survey notes a number of perceived benefits for using body-worn cameras, including better evidence documentation and increased accountability and transparency. But the report also notes many other factors that law enforcement executives must consider, such as privacy issues, officer and community concerns, data retention and public disclosure policies, and financial considerations. The costs of implementing body-worn cameras include not only the cost of the cameras, but also of any ancillary…

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