Use of Force Complaints Reduced When Police Wear Body Cameras

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Can body cameras improve the relationship between law enforcement and community? A new study suggests that they can.

University of Cambridge researchers tracked ten police departments over the course of a year and found that when body cameras were in use, complaints against the police dropped by 93 percent.

The study also noted that body cameras can influence behavior, causing a suspect to think twice about his actions, and can stop a situation from escalating if cameras are turned on at the start of an incident.

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