Body Cameras Under Scrutiny as Shootings Continue
These are not impartial eyes. Two years after the introduction of body cameras to America’s police forces, research shows an astounding 93 percent drop in public complaints about law enforcement. But many experts say body cameras still have a fatal flaw: They rely on officers turning them on in the first place. In several recent police shootings, body camera footage hasn’t been available. And as some states, including North Carolina, move to restrict access to body camera footage, the technology may soon become even less useful.