Police personal cameras

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philipjohn
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@philipjohn edited crime.md - over 5 years ago

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What policies should we adopt to ensure a fair justice system?

Police

All frontline Police officers will be equipped with personal cameras.

PaulJRobinson

@PaulJRobinson - over 5 years ago

Tricky. Agree for armed response officers. But all officers? Have a feeling this could be abused and be a huge invasion of privacy. If a 'Bobby on the beat' mistreats you, you can go to IPCC (although strong argument for reforming IPCC, that's a different issue). If an armed officer mistreats you, it could lead to death. Much greater case for monitoring actions of Armed Officers only. On 9 Jan 2014 13:38, "philipjohn" [email protected] wrote:


You can merge this Pull Request by running

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https://github.com/openpolitics/manifesto/pull/50 Commit Summary - Police personal cameras

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philipjohn

@philipjohn - over 5 years ago

To my mind it serves two purposes; 1. Protects officers from accusations of brutally (as many people scream out when being arrested or 'moved on') 2. Protects the public from mistreatment as officers know if they make a wrong move, it'll be caught

I think those benefits are valuable in all situations, not just high-risk ones. It's already been done in Staffordshire: http://lichfieldlive.co.uk/2013/10/14/police-officers-in-lichfield-and-burntwood-to-be-issued-with-body-cameras/

PaulJRobinson

@PaulJRobinson - over 5 years ago

Ok. If it's already been trialled it would be good to extend this.

with kind regards, Paul Robinson

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On 9 January 2014 14:44, philipjohn [email protected] wrote:

To my mind it serves two purposes; 1. Protects officers from accusations of brutally (as many people scream out when being arrested or 'moved on') 2. Protects the public from mistreatment as officers know if they make a wrong move, it'll be caught

I think those benefits are valuable in all situations, not just high-risk ones. It's already been done in Staffordshire:

http://lichfieldlive.co.uk/2013/10/14/police-officers-in-lichfield-and-burntwood-to-be-issued-with-body-cameras/

— Reply to this email directly or view it on GitHubhttps://github.com/openpolitics/manifesto/pull/50#issuecomment-31937320 .

frankieroberto

@frankieroberto - over 5 years ago

Isn't this an operational matter for individual police forces? Not sure it should be a national policy.

philipjohn

@philipjohn - over 5 years ago

Just saw this on twitter: @jearle @JackofKent 88% decline in complaints when the police had cameras attached, 60% decline in violence by police: http://mobile.nytimes.com/2013/04/07/business/wearable-video-cameras-for-police-officers.html?_r=0

Floppy

@Floppy - over 5 years ago

👍 on that basis. @philipjohn, can you include a link to that evidence in the policy itself before we merge?

@philipjohn edited crime.md - over 5 years ago

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What policies should we adopt to ensure a fair justice system?

Police

All frontline Police officers will be equipped with personal cameras for the potential reduction in complaints and violence (1)

  1. http://mobile.nytimes.com/2013/04/07/business/wearable-video-cameras-for-police-officers.html?_r=0

philipjohn

@philipjohn - over 5 years ago

Yes, good call! :)