Do Body Cameras Make Officers More Likely To Use Force?

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Bodycams used by West Midlands (UK) Police. Photo courtesy west midlands police via Flickr

After high-profile police shootings, the Obama administration encouraged police departments to equip their officers with body-worn cameras. A new study by Temple University researchers, however, suggests that the wearable video cameras may not lead to fewer police shootings of civilians, but may actually make officers more likely to use lethal force, the Wall Street Journal Want to read more? Please subscribe to The Crime Report!