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Don Schlessinger

HMM, seems to me a motion activated switch on an officer's body camera would solve the problem.

Bailey Jones

I think the problem goes away if you have a longer buffer, say 1 or 2 minutes - with audio, so that when an officer finally turns it on, it's already got the previous few minutes recorded. But ultimately it's up to the officer to turn on his camera whenever there's about to be an interaction with the public. Cameras are fairly new - it will take some time before that reflex becomes ingrained in every officer's behavior.

Personally, I'd prefer to have the cameras running and recording continuously.

Kat Marie

The problem with continuously recording and running is the cost of storing that data. The big question becomes how does that get funded with all the current calls to de-fund or reduce the costs allocated to policing organizations. You also need to have the ability and procedures in place to secure that data.

Bailey Jones

I'm sure it's not cheap. But we have to compare the cost to the value of an innocent officer's reputation or justice for a victim of wrongful police action.

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