Doug Bedell — December 18, 2015, 12:40 pm

Police Uneasy Over Using Body Cameras

Security InfoWatch reports that a “first-of-its-kind” study by researchers associated with Florida Atlantic University shows a degree of ambivalence among law enforcement officers about the use of body cameras on-duty.

On one hand, “50 percent (of police leadership) support the use of body-worn cameras in their agencies.” On the other, “almost 60 percent agree or strongly agree that the media will use data from body cameras to embarrass or persecute police” and “more than 60 percent agree or strongly agree that pressure to implement body-worn cameras comes from the media.”

So, we appear to be in a period of ambivalence among police on body cameras as supportive security tools.

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