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Should Police be Required to Wear Cameras?

Body-cameras are tools. They have the potential to help well-trained officers stay protected, and they can keep officers more accountable for their actions. Like any tool, they are not inherently good or bad. Here are the main pros and cons of police being required to wear cameras, so you can decide for yourself. Pros Improved safety – Police departments who require their officers to wear body cameras have been shown to have lower numbers of force incidents by more than 50 percent. In fact, body cameras have been shown to reduce violence by both police and respondents. Accountability – Body cameras also ensure that good officers are rewarded for their actions. It may be encouraging to learn that complaints filed against police departments implementing body cameras have gone down. This gives the impression that most officers are fantastic at what they do, and that wearing body cameras can help to…
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