Tuesday May 17, 2016

Cops Wearing Body Cameras Are More Likely To Be Assaulted

Cops wearing a body camera makes it more likely they'll be assaulted. What!?!?! That makes absolutely no sense at all. So you wear the camera in case there is an assault, but wearing the camera causes a 15% increase in attacks versus not wearing one? eek!

A large-scale analysis of body-camera usage among police officers in the US and the UK has produced some rather unexpected and counter-intuitive results, showing that body-worn cameras have a tendency to increase assaults on police. At the same time, discretionary use of cameras increases an officer’s tendency to use force.