Do you think wearing on-body cameras on duty should be mandatory?
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.
Oakland Police officers TASERed a fan at the Athletics' playoff game on Friday, when the fan attacked officers after his wife was ejected. Read the full story here.
The chances of an in-custody death subsequent to police use of less-lethal weapons sparking a media firestorm in your city are ever growing. So it is imperative that your agency be prepared to respond to the public and media when an arrest-related death occurs.
Video captured by onlookers shows a suicidal man hanging from a freeway overpass sign near Fresno TASERed by CHP officers. Read the full story here.
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.
Port of Portland (Ore.) Police TASERed and arrested an intoxicated man at Oregon National Airport, after airline personnel told him he could not board the plane. Read the full story here.