NY Times: Body Cameras Have Little Effect on Police Behavior, Study Says

NY Times: Body Cameras Have Little Effect on Police Behavior, Study Says by Amanda Ripley and Timothy Williams:

After a series of high-profile police shootings, police departments across the nation turned to body cameras, hoping they would curb abuses. But a rigorous study released Friday shows that they have almost no effect on officer behavior.

The 18-month study of more than 2,000 police officers in Washington found that officers equipped with cameras used force and prompted civilian complaints at about the same rate as those who did not have them.

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