Body cameras behind huge fall in police complaints

Body cameras behind huge fall in police complaints
 

0 Have your say An increase in the use of body cameras by police has led to a huge drop in complaints made against officers, research shows.
A study by the University of Cambridge found a 93 per cent decrease in complaints made against officers clearly wearing the cameras, which record what happens during police incidents, compared to the previous year.
Researchers said the result “assumes that BWCs (body-worn cameras) reduce officer non-compliance with procedures, improve suspects’ demeanour, or both”.
The study, which involved West Yorkshire Police, West Midlands Police, Cambridgeshire... read more

 
29 September 2016 in Yorkshire & Humber, Views: 18
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