Why Police Officers Should Wear Body Cameras Essay

1270 Words Dec 11th, 2016 6 Pages
WHY POLICE OFFICERS SHOULD WEAR BODY CAMERAS
Ashley Rankin
ENG122: English Composition II
Instructor Matthew Norsworthy
November 27, 2016 Why Police Officers Should Wear Body Cameras Should police wear body cameras? This is a question that has been bounced around for years. Although there are several pros and cons to this subject, the pros most definitely out weigh the cons. Over the past decade due to social media and increasing racial and societal tensions, more and more pressure has been placed on police officers to wear body cameras to document their daily interactions. While this is certainly a complex issue it seems to make the most sense that officers should wear body cameras. Studies show that with body cameras in place there is more accountability and could over all prevent violence. Body worn cameras is just that, a machine. So the camera does not take into count what the officer might be feeling at any given point or time, but as history has proven most men are not very good at expressing their feelings. So with that being said let me tell you what I found to be the positive side of body worn cameras. Body cameras are tiny portable devices that are about the size and length of a cigarette, which can be clipped onto the collar of the officers; shirt or the bill of their hats. These cameras can be practically mounted anywhere. These cameras will be able to keep track of what the officer say or does while the camera is in use. These cameras have a high…

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