If your union or employee rights organization asked you to participate in a sick-out/blue flu to support an employee rights issue, would you do it, even if it put your job in jeopardy?
The era of on-officer video has arrived. The technology is poised to help keep officers safer and more accountable on the job, while protecting law enforcement agencies from nuisance lawsuits.
The rules of the game may be changing. Forward-looking agencies embrace new technology at about the same time as the rest of society. That seems to be the case with on-body video systems.
A Florence (Ala.) Police motor officer captured a short pursuit on a Contour helmet camera, after a suspect refused to pull over for a traffic stop. Read the full story here.
Until recently the technology was limited to traffic stops and perhaps some critical incidents. Now, video can be used to document every aspect of a law enforcement officer's shift. But the question that each agency has to answer remains: Is that a good thing?
The city of Owasso, Okla., is seeking to re-fire Lt. Mike Denton, whose earlier termination was overturned by an arbitrator. Lt. Denton was captured on video striking an intoxicated subject three times with his elbow. Read the full story here.
TASER International compiled this video montage showing footage from field officers using its TASER Axon on-body system.
TASER produced this demo showing how images from its TASER Axon officer-mounted video system compare with images from an on-body system and a dash-mounted system.
Sgt. Ben Hoster of the Scottsdale (Ariz.) Police Department rode to the National Law Enforcement Officers' Memorial in the Police Unity Tour on May 12. He filmed the ride while wearing a pair of Eye of Mine HD Video Sunglasses.