A Dallas police sergeant was asked about his thoughts on body cameras. He said they were a “career saver” for officers for the most part. Meaning, officers have been accused of being improper only to be exonerated by the body camera. This is in addition to dash cams on police cars and other recording devices. At the same time, virtually every citizen encounter now can be recorded by a smart phone. This recording ‘arms-race’ has driven the two sides further apart.
As a policy-maker and police reformer who believe in community policing, how do you solve this divide and resolve the issue of cameras?
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