Police body cameras cut complaints against officers by 93%

Police body cameras cut complaints against officers by 93%
 

A study by the University of Cambridge found a 93% 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 Midlands Police, West Yorkshire Police, Cambridgeshire Constabulary and the Police Service of Northern Ireland, suggests that the "observer effect" of the cameras influences the... read more

 
29 September 2016 in Regional West, Views: 29
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