Do you think wearing on-body cameras on duty should be mandatory?
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.
Technology has not been without its understated dangers, particularly for millennial-generation officers. These men and women who are currently entering the law enforcement workforce are finding that advancements in the tech arena come with a price, often saddling them with distractions to their situational awareness and officer safety.