Wearable Police Body Cameras: ‘a Neutral Observer’


The Wire examines the technology of wearable police body cameras “to understand the inner workings of (the) possibly game-changing accessories.” Prompted by the fatal police shooting of an unarmed Missouri teenager, about 150,000 people have signed a White House petition in favor of creating the “Mike Brown Law,” which would require all police to wear body cameras. Numerous U.S. police agencies are considering adding or expanding the use of the devices.

A number of companies market the cameras, which are about the size of a beeper and can be clipped to an officer’s uniform shirt. Design, data storage and costs are explored in The Wire article. “It’s the best available evidence that’s neutral,” said Steve Tuttle of TASER. “It’s just an observer. The truth is the truth.”

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