I believe that for the mutually respectful treatment between the police and the citizen, there must be trust. And this trust could be employed through these body cameras, ensuring that the suspects are being fairly treated despite their socioeconomic status, race, or the area they are in. If someone distrusts the police because of everything they have seen on the news, they are more likely to flee or act violently, simply because they feel targeted and fear for their life. And this perpetuates the violence against these people, and thus, requiring body cameras is a step in the right direction to employ trust and respect between the officer and the citizen.
Yes, they should. We need to ensure that policemen and policewomen are executing their duties efficiently and more importantly, properly. In the past few months, we've seen how bad the abuse of police authority can get. However, by making sure that law enforcement officials wear body cameras, we can monitor how they address tense situations. For instance, Philando Castile was shot by a police officer in Minnesota for a minor traffic violation. After his death, there was an enormous debate about police brutality. Castile's death shows the importance of police officer's wearing body cameras, since it allows people to have a better view of the situation that takes place.
Yes, body cameras should always be on with exemption for bathrooms. There should never be interaction with public without them. No camera, no case.
Police brutality has been a huge discussion in our country. Having police officers wear cameras would prevent further problems such as abuse of power. If they had a camera we would know exactly what they do and how they handle a situation. I'm not saying all cops abuse their power but the media has shown videos of cops shooting civilians who were unarmed. The only negative side to this would be going through all the data that the cameras would capture. I think the cameras would make people feel safer because if anything were to happen there would be evidence.However, the cameras alone will not eliminate police brutality but it is a step we should consider taking.
Having all police officers wear body cameras would ensure that they feel the need to uphold the right conduct and rules. We all know police brutality exists and cameras would help. In terms of delayed reaction, officers should be trained to adjust to the camera and know what is appropriate and inappropriate conduct.