US President Wants $75 Million for Body-Worn Cameras

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Dec 02, 2014

In response to heated protests scrutinizing law enforcement behavior, the White House wants to spur adoption of body worn cameras.

With the major issue of cost stopping many LEO departments from outfitting officers, a new White House proposal pledges $75 million dollars for new cameras.

However, even with funding available, what adoption barriers are there, and just how many cameras will this proposal purchase? We take a deeper look in this note.

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Comments (4)

We are going to test a body worn camera. Right now, we are considering Vievu and Taser.

If anyone has any experiences or recommendations, feel free to share.

Anecdotally, I've spoken to a few (sworn) local LEOs about this proposal, and they all told me they doubt many departments will take advantage of this due to not having the 50% match.

One told me: "I'd bet most don 't have the matching part of that equation, so it's just a headline."

The Vievu is the one that I have seen used by our local jurisdiction.

I caught this article: Albuquerque PD Fires Cop For Not Turning Body Cam On Before Fatal Shooting

In summary, the cop said he turned it on but it didn't record. The camera manufacturer said the cop is lying about that.

This is a prime example of the technical and procedural issues that need to be addressed before these cameras are more widely used.

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