2 thoughts on “Why Police Body Cams Aren’t What They Seem to Be

  1. To: Det. Selby

    I hope you received my text message. If not, please let me know so that I may get to resend it the way I’m sending this message.


  2. From my perspective, the purpose of the officer cameras is to get to the truth and to cause the officers to behave themselves because they know they are being recorded. To this effect, I would say they are working, although there is some issue with officers turning the cameras off.

    Obviously, the defendant should have better access to the footage. So there is some way to go there. But expecting this to be a tool to prosecute police officers rather than put them on their best behavior seems unrealistic. Police, like anyone else, tend to misbehave only when they think they can get away with it.

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