Sunday, 17 December, 2017

Police Body Cameras Have No Impact on Officer Behavior

Qiling Wang	

	An Austin police officer demonstrates body cameras last week Qiling Wang An Austin police officer demonstrates body cameras last week
Lance Thomas | 22 October, 2017, 00:35

The study explains that after two years of data collection, the cameras "had no detectable, meaningful effect on documented uses of force or civilian complaints".

There are now no state laws regarding a general policy of use for body-worn cameras in law enforcement, nor any laws dealing with the length of time law enforcement should store the videos. These included that study outcomes reflect increased awareness between colleagues of who is wearing a camera and who isn't, the unique nature of policing in the nation's capital, as well as misuse of the cameras by officers.

Some law enforcement officers in South Dakota are getting body cameras thanks to a $300,000 grant.

"They're hiring the right people; they've got good training; they've got good supervision; they've got good accountability mechanisms in place", White says.

The cameras also raise questions of surveillance and privacy. The answer will likely vary from department to department.

The federal government has provided police departments with $40 million for body cameras and state and local governments have contributed significant dollars to them as well. "If cameras don't decrease use of force, don't decrease the number of misconduct complaints and don't change officer behavior, then what are we adopting cameras for?" Between June 2015 and March 2017, D.C. police randomly assigned over 2,200 individual officers to wear body cameras or not.

"It's going to be a win-win for both the officers and the citizens because now we're going to have a fully recorded interaction, whether it be a traffic stop or a suspect stop or investigating a crime".

The full results of the study can be found here. "Particularly for officers - and this is the exception - who might be more inclined to misbehave".

"Police departments have been rushing to body cameras without sufficiently deciding what the goal is", said Seth Stoughton, a former officer and a law professor at the University of SC.

One 2012 study in Rialto, California, suggested the body cameras have a "calming" effect. "As we conclude this comprehensive study, we will recommit ourselves to always evaluating what works -and what does not- to better serve our residents and creating a safer, stronger DC".

Recommended

  • Sessions Refuses to Answer Questions on Trump, Comey

    Sessions Refuses to Answer Questions on Trump, Comey

    Earlier in his testimony , Session deflected questions about the circumstances that led to Comey's firing in May. And for most of us, we're not able to understand the technical nature ... it requires a real review".
    BoE Deputy Skeptic About Rate Hike

    BoE Deputy Skeptic About Rate Hike

    Financial markets are assuming a first hike will come as soon as November 2, at the end of the BoE's next policy meeting. However, the British pound remained lower against the dollar despite confirmation of Carney's view on inflation.

    Opinions: Reaction to Liverpool v United

    After pinching the ball off Coutinho's toes, Mohamed Salah thrashed the rebound wide of the left-hand post. It's a very hard match for us, and I think it's a very hard match for them".
  • Pol 'totally fabricated' story of call to Gold Star family

    Pol 'totally fabricated' story of call to Gold Star family

    This was according to acongresswoman Frederica Wilson , who was reportedly in the auto with Myeshia when the President called. However, press reports claimed the U.S. president told the grieving widow that Johnson had "known what he signed up for".
    24 fall ill after consuming food on Tejas Express

    24 fall ill after consuming food on Tejas Express

    A spokesperson of IRCTC added, "Initially, seven passengers complained of nausea and were attended by the on-board supervisor". In an official communication, IRCTC assured that strict action would be taken against the contractor, if found guilty.
    What's THAT in the final trailer for Stranger Things Season Two?

    What's THAT in the final trailer for Stranger Things Season Two?

    Although not giving away too many spoilers or story details still, there are a few things we can easily see from this trailer. But it's been more than a year since we've seen the gang and fans are starting to get edgy.
  • Jefferson Davis school in MS  to be renamed after Barack Obama

    Jefferson Davis school in MS to be renamed after Barack Obama

    So, whose name will adorn the school building? Students from each class at the school gave presentations on their favorite pick. Education Week also found that almost 60 percent of students at schools named for Obama qualified for free or reduced lunch.
    Netflix shares top $200 for the first time

    Netflix shares top $200 for the first time

    The Internet television network reported $0.15 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.16 by ($0.01). Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the company.
    Kejriwal's vehicle  that earned him 'aam aadmi' identity stolen

    Kejriwal's vehicle that earned him 'aam aadmi' identity stolen

    Singh is said to have filed a police complaint at the IP Estate police station about the theft that occurred at around 1 pm. Jaihind used the auto for campaigning for the Lok Sabha polls in Rohtak before Vandana took possession of the vehicle .
  • Nation focuses on teen driving safety

    Nation focuses on teen driving safety

    Almost half wish they'd learned more about how to change a tire ( 47 percent ) or jump-start a battery ( 44 percent ). Even more troubling, in 84 percent of cases when the teen driver was unbuckled, the passengers were also unbuckled.
    30 dead as wildfires sweep across Portugal and Spain

    30 dead as wildfires sweep across Portugal and Spain

    Arsonists are being blamed for causing most of the 105 fires in the Galicia region of northwest Spain , which borders Portugal . Twenty-five roads in the north and centre of Portugal remained closed to traffic on Monday because of the fires.
    Nadal overcomes Dimitrov to make Shanghai Masters semi

    Nadal overcomes Dimitrov to make Shanghai Masters semi

    Del Potro , who lost his serve for the only time in the match in the second game, won nine of his 15 service games at love. The 2009 US Open champion's career has been blighted by wrist injuries and he has had three operations on the left one.

India's ports are the gateway to development: Modi at ferry launch India's ports are the gateway to development: Modi at ferry launch He will inaugurate and lay foundation stones for a number of projects in Vadodara and Bhavnagar districts worth Rs 2000 crore. Before addressing the public meeting, he also interacted with the school children.

Taylor Swift Dropped New Song "Gorgeous" and Fans Think It's, Well, Gorgeous Taylor Swift Dropped New Song In the song Taylor mentions that she has a boyfriend and "he's older than us, he's in the club doing I don't know what". In the clip, we hear a young girl reciting the name of the song as a beat we'll be bopping to in no time builds.

Volvo Polestar unveils its first auto Polestar 1 Volvo Polestar unveils its first auto  Polestar 1 This supports the driver with precise acceleration on each wheel to keep the maximum road grip and maintain speed while cornering. According to Ingenlath, this is in keeping with the "brand vision of being the new standalone electric performance brand".

Jeremy Lin Out For Season With Ruptured Patella Tendon Jeremy Lin Out For Season With Ruptured Patella Tendon Russell's role at the 2 is expected to be filled by some combination of Caris LeVert or Sean Kilpatrick . "He's getting examined. But it only looks like more disappointment awaits a franchise that has won just 41 games over the past two seasons.

Olivier Giroud: Arsenal 'owe' Europa League win to goalkeeper Petr Cech Olivier Giroud: Arsenal 'owe' Europa League win to goalkeeper Petr Cech Red Star were down to 10 men and Arsenal took advantage of the extra space to score one the the better teams goals you will see. Theo Walcott had two early chances as Arsenal dominated in the early periods of the game but he was unable to convert them.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harrys relationship may have hit another milestone Meghan Markle and Prince Harrys relationship may have hit another milestone Reps at Kensington Palace and Buckingham Palace have not yet commented on the rumor of Markle's private tea with the queen. There is critical significance in Markle's meeting with Queen Elizabeth , People said .

Xbox One's New Dashboard is a Big Improvement Xbox One's New Dashboard is a Big Improvement For those of you who aren't wanting to upgrade to an X, though, the Fall Update will still hopefully be a worthy upgrade. Aspects like Friend Activities, Leaderboards, and group messages are going to show up at the top of the Home Screen .

Congress clarification on Iran nuclear deal could be positive: Total CEO Congress must now decide whether to reimpose some economic sanctions that were lifted as part of the nuclear deal in return for Iran limiting sensitive nuclear activities.

Kate Middelton makes surprise appearance as she steps out with Prince William Kate Middelton makes surprise appearance as she steps out with Prince William May the rest of her pregnancy progress easily-and quickly, because we can't wait to meet baby number three. Sure, Kate Middleton is pregnant, but it's not like she hasn't gone through with this before.

Pro-IS militants continue fierce fight in Philippines' Marawi Pro-IS militants continue fierce fight in Philippines' Marawi Other members of the Maute clan meanwhile can sustain their alliance with the Abu Sayyaf, the professor added. Evacuees chatted about the news and looked at Facebook posts showing pictures of the dead Hapilon and Maute.

Spain misses out as Federation Internationale de Football Association confirms 2018 World Cup seeds Spain misses out as Federation Internationale de Football Association  confirms 2018 World Cup seeds The men's national team, which qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup last month, started 2017 as the world's 37th-ranked team. The seeded teams have been decided by October's FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, published today.

India ease past Pakistan India ease past Pakistan India are now top of the Pool with two easy wins - they defeated Japan 5-1 and hosts Bangladesh 7-0 in their previous two matches. Earlier in the tournament, the Men in Green started with a 7-0 win over Bangladesh, but they were held by Japan 2-2 on Friday.

Tillerson won't say if he called Trump a 'moron' Tillerson won't say if he called Trump a 'moron' I go out and do the best I can to execute those decisions successfully. "I checked. Trump visited his Virginia golf course for the second consecutive day on Sunday.

Bank of America profit rises on higher rates, lower costs Bank of America profit rises on higher rates, lower costs It offers a spectrum of network managed care plans to large and small employer, individual, Medicaid and Medicare markets. The North Carolina-based Kingfisher Capital Limited Liability Co has invested 0.55% in Bank of America Corp (NYSE: BAC ).

Arrest warrant out for Pakistani politician Imran Khan Arrest warrant out for Pakistani politician Imran Khan On Thursday, Advocate Shahid Gondil told the court that the case, pertaining to the ECP's jurisdiction to hear the plea, was pending in the Islamabad High Court (IHC).