Do you think wearing on-body cameras on duty should be mandatory?
New Orleans Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas on Wednesday presented to the City Council his budget for 2014. Included in the $135 million budget is the purchase of new vehicles and body cameras to be worn by all officers. Read full story here.
Law enforcement agencies have been using in-car video cameras for a little more than two decades. The devices have defended officers against nuisance claims of abusive or even brutal behavior. But now some agencies are beginning to ask if in-car video systems have been made obsolete by officer-worn systems.
A University of Central Florida police officer shattered the car window of a student who started to roll it up on his hand. Read the full story here.
Law enforcement agencies are using on-body cameras with increased frequency. The technology captures the officer's point of view of a force encounter and also holds police accountable while on duty. Mark W. Clark, a POLICE contributing editor, discusses the topic on Larry Mantle's "AirTalk" public radio program. Read "On-Body Video: Eye Witness or Big Brother?" from our July issue.
An on-body officer video system captured a confrontation between two Evansville (Ind.) Police officers and an off-duty firefighter who ran a stop sign on his bicycle. Read the full story here.