The Frightening Truth Behind Police Body Cameras | 22 Words

The Frightening Truth Behind Police Body Cameras

ere's news that will shock you. Police cameras don't work. Or, to be more precise, they don't actually change police officers' behavior. This recent finding comes from a study performed in Washington, D.C., home to one of the largest forces in the U.S., including about 2,600 officers now wearing cameras on their shirts or collars.

Done by the Metropolitan Police Department and researchers at The Lab @ DC, a city government group, the study was meant to coincide with the rollout of police cameras in the city from June 2015 to December 2016 .

Researchers wanted to know whether the cameras, and the extra equipment and personnel needed to store and log their footage, were worth the expense.

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