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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Should all Police be Required to wear Body Cameras? More information on the new technology that could change the face of law enforcement.Created by: Allison Ward After using body cameras, law enforcement saw: 40% decrease in complaints filed by the public. A 70% decrease in use-of-force complaints 250 million Americans have cell phones, and are taking videos of incidents so they can post a little provocative piece of the video, and no one knows what happened before the contact. Body cameras could help prevent things like this that happen everyday. This could cost the city about 10 million ONLY 30% said they did an excellent or good job in that regard. Los Angeles is one city that WILL equip their officers with 7,000 body cameras. 65% of respondents in a poll said police did "only a fair" or poor job in holding fellow officers accountable for MISCONDUCT "Body cameras are a medicinefor what ails us, part of the treatment,but not the cure."-EJ Montini Cameras are extremely useful in gathering and maintaining a record of evidence, providing a fuller picture of an interaction than a fuller written report or even a patrol camera's "dash cam" ever could. For this reason, they're also very good at protecting policefalse accusations fo misconduct. Resources: Where is the money coming from though? TAXPAYERS POCKETS! Franklin, Neil. "Body Cameras Could Restore Trust in Police." N.p., 22 Oct. 2013. Web. 19 Mar. 2015.Montini, EJ. "Should All Police Wear Body Cameras? Yes. But..." Azcentral. N.p., 4 Dec. 2014. Web. 19 Mar. 2015.Ferner, Matt. "Los Angeles Police Will Get Body Cameras." The Huffington Post., n.d. Web. 19 Mar. 2015.Chumley, Cheryl K. "Public Trust in Police Low, Criticism of Militarization Rises: Poll." Washington Times. The Washington Times, 26 Aug. 2014. Web. 19 Mar. 2015.
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