Police Misconduct: Dashcams Protect Police and Citizens

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_by Cindy King_

Video Surveillance Cameras Seem to be Everywhere

We watch the news and social media, and so much of our daily lives has been recorded by someone. Videos are uploaded and shared by us and others almost continuously. Cameras are everywhere, or so it seems. We’ve come to expect there to be video footage of almost everything that happens in our lives.

Police Often Have Access to Video Evidence

Some police organizations have dash cams mounted on their cruisers. Many more departments have police officers wear body cams. They have an ability to acquire video evidence when it exists and when it benefits their case. Curiously, video footage is often unavailable from official sources when there are questions about police conduct.

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