New mandatory body cam technology for police

New mandatory body cam technology for police

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Brian Kemp started this petition to Senator Gary Peters and

Body cameras are a means to keep law enforcement officers accountable. Recent events involving the deaths of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd have revealed no body cam footage is available yet. In certain reports, some officers distort truth or lie when captured footage tells a different story. In other events, cameras are deactivated and truths in investigations or cases are lost. The public trust with those who are meant to serve and protect is waning, particularly in communities with minorities. In order to regain trust, and to keep both the public and officers safe, new technology should be utilized in conjunction with police body cameras:

  1. Introduce technology to have body cams to be powered for a full shift.
  2. No officer will be able to patrol or respond to a call with the camera powered off/deactivated, or faulty equipment.
  3. Cameras be inspected for maintenance, and calibrated on a regularly scheduled basis.
  4. Introduce technology to keep firearms holstered until body camera is activated.
  5. Introduce technology to keep law enforcement officers locked in patrol vehicles until body cameras are activated.
  6. Body camera footage be made public immediately with videos uploaded to a server at the end of shifts. Servers to be maintained by a public third party or trusted oversight committee.
  7. Any deactivated body camera will alert dispatch or a supervisor immediately.
  8. Any officer who deactivates his/her body camera while on patrol or in response to a call, should be reprimanded IMMEDIATELY, and the public should have knowledge of those consequences. One deactivation will result in termination or administrative leave without pay. Three deactivations will result in termination, and public endangerment to which the officer will be prosecuted for this crime via trial, law suit, civil case, etc.
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