Studies show no consistent evidence body cameras reduce police violence – CTV News

Studies show no consistent evidence body cameras reduce police violence – CTV News

by ahnationtalk on July 2, 2020144 Views

July 2, 2020

A Calgary police officer loudly tells an Indigenous man to put his hands on the roof of his car and, within seconds, the situation escalates to yelling. Body-worn camera video from the officer’s chest then shows the man’s head pushed into his vehicle.

Herbert Daniels, 67, made a freedom of information request to get the video of his arrest, which he provided to Global News, saying it demonstrates excessive force.

Using the arrest of Daniels as an example, many politicians have been calling for wider use of police body cameras in the wake of global protests calling to defund police, claiming the technology increases accountability.

There is, however, no consistent evidence that the cameras reduce police violence.

Read More: https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/studies-show-no-consistent-evidence-body-cameras-reduce-police-violence-1.5007694

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