Body Worn Video Steering Group
A new provincial committee has begun studying the possibility of introducing police body cameras for officers. The committee, set up by Public Safety Minister Lise Thériault had its first meeting on the same day a coroner’s report recommended establishing a protocol for cameras during police interventions.
Scotland currently faces challenges in terms of acquiring funding for body cameras as the Chief Constable admits equipping officers with cameras is “some way off” Sir Stephen House supports national rollout, though acknowledged issues around funding and public acceptance still need to be resolved.
“Everybody’s memory is faulty,” says Angus Lee, a Vancouver based lawyer. “Nobody has a perfect memory, no one has a memory that can compare to a body camera”. This is why he is campaigning for a minimum of 246,372 signatures from registered voters to bring the initiative to require body-worn video cameras on cops to the […]
Canada’s federal and provincial privacy commissioners are warning police to go slow when it comes to introducing camera technology worn on the body.