Body Cameras Reduce Police Use of Force in Tampa

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Police uniform with body camera. Photo by Jobs for Felons via Flickr


Tampa police officers who wear body cameras are less likely to use force than their counterparts who do not wear them, a University of South Florida study suggests. Results of the two-year study that examined the effect of the cameras on police behavior were released yesterday, a day before the Tampa City Council is scheduled to discuss the department's use of them, the Tampa Bay Times Want to read more? Please subscribe to The Crime Report!