Cambridge University found that body camcorders on law enforcement officials “is perhaps most effective at actually preventing escalation during police-public interactions: whether abusive behavior toward police or unnecessary use-of force by police.”
A 12-month Rialto Police Department experiment found that “Use-of-force by officers wearing cameras fell by 59 percent & complaints against officers dropped by 87 percent compared to the previous year’s total.“
This Petition demands mandatory camcorders on government officials. Persons have a right to receive unedited footage upon request, & are liable for the abuse of such footage (i.e. damaging misrepresentation of content &/or causing officer endangerment).
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: Police Foundation, “Body Camcorders on Officers” (link expired): http://www.policefoundation.org/body-worn-camera-study-by-executive-fellowchief-tony-farrar-is-published-in-scientific-journal/
About the Rialto Experiment: https://ccjs.umd.edu/sites/ccjs.umd.edu/files/Wearable_Cameras_Capitol_Hill_Final_Presentation_Jerry_Lee_Symposium_2013.pdf