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“We don’t think it would be right to equip every police officer with such a camera,” Police Union (GdP) leader Oliver Malchow said on Friday in response to questions about the latest US police shooting in South Carolina. He argued that it makes sense to limit the use of cameras, as they wouldn’t only record […]
Very few lines of work require an individual to act as counsellor, treatment coordinator, and law enforcer. Police officers across the world often have to encompass all these responsibilities when responding to a call where a suspect is believed to be mentally ill.
A presidential task force on policing has called for more police use of body cameras and other technology, and expanded efforts to connect officers with neighbourhoods, among a list of proposals aimed at building trust between law enforcement and communities, the Wall Street Journal reports.
‘The Troubles’ refers to the Northern Irish conflict that originated in the 1960’s resulting in a great deal of violence over a number of years, before generally being accepted as ending with the Good Friday Agreement of 1998. During this time, a fortified perimeter known as the ‘ring of steel’ was built to protect Belfast […]
(Via: Accenture) Body-worn video cameras are more than just another device in the wearable technologies revolution. The body camera—worn on helmets, jackets and lapels—has the potential to be a powerful means of protecting both the citizen and the officer and delivering public service for the future through digital law enforcement.
Body worn video cameras are fast becoming standard issue for police worldwide. With the benefits being felt by most, the calls to expand research and questions relating to releasing video to the media take focus. Often, the Rialto Study is referenced as proof of success of body worn video. However, the researchers have said that […]
Barack Obama has responded to many growing concerns about policing by proposing $75 million to provide 50,000 body worn video cameras to the nation’s police. This initiative should bring movement to make street policing more transparent and accountable to avoid disputes.
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(Via CDT Blog) A technological solution – body-worn cameras for police officers – is garnering increased attention, with the parents of the slain teen Michael Brown calling for cameras to be placed on all officers across the nation. While some lawmakers and civil rights groups have embraced this technology, the rules governing what should happen […]
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