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New Study Shows Use of Body Cameras Decreases Complaints Against Police 93%

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Protect and Serve... and Record

Over the past several years, you may have heard lots of talk about the use of police body cameras.

Especially in the United States, the issue of police brutality feels stronger than it has in a generation, and criticism over the judgement calls of officers responding to a variety of situations has led to riots, tense race relations, and too many hashtags commemorating those who have been killed along the way.

While police undoubtedly carry out one of the most difficult jobs in our society on a day-to-day basis, no one is without fault. To protect the men and women on the front line as well as all the rest of us, body cameras have become increasingly popular as a way to record and review all police interactions.

So, are they working?

police officer at the scene

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This study says yes.