Police body cameras cut complaints against officers by 93%



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% 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... read more

 
29 September 2016 in Yorkshire & Humber, Views: 18
Source: Batley News
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