Why Police Should Wear Body Cameras

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Police Should Wear Body Cameras When someone gets away from a crime scene, and the police do not get a good look at the suspect. What do they do? They look at the camera footage. Police cameras are something police officers around the world should have. The cameras show what really happened at the scene. Police not wearing body cameras is a norm that should be changed. Police should wear body cameras while on the job. The cameras lowered the percentage of police who used lethal force when it was unnecessary, and the cameras keep policeman from being wrongly accused of using lethal force. Although it reveals private information, the information can help the police locate them, along with helping us get a image of what they look like. Police cameras lowered the percentage of police who used lethal force when it was unnecessary. Police sometimes use lethal force when it is inappropriate. "'They [president's task force] found that the officers wearing the cameras had 87.5 percent fewer incidents of use of force and 59 percent fewer complaints than the officers not wearing the cameras,' the Task Force…show more content…
Police cameras show people faces, like people who are just walking down the street, and they also show license plates. This shows cameras reveal information, which can make some people uncomfortable. People shouldn’t have to worry about being seen on the internet if they don’t want to be seen. On the other hand, some cameras blur faces and license plates. This shows that there isn’t any need to be uncomfortable with police cameras.
Police not wearing body cameras is a norm that should be changed. Police should wear body cameras. The cameras lowered the percent of policeman who used lethal force inappropriately, and keeps policeman from being wrongly accused of using lethal force. Anyone can go on NBC’s website and type in police body cameras and take the poll, or get a yard sign, or simply just support body
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