Axon Offers Free Body Cameras To Police For A Year, But Some Critics Find The Deal 'Troubling'

Interview Highlights: Elizabeth Joh

On her qualms about one company giving out these cameras

“I wouldn’t say I’m not a big fan, but I think that I’m skeptical about it. So, let’s step back for a moment. Go back to August 2014 when we had the protests in Ferguson. So, a lot of people think, ‘Well what do we do to make sure we can address some of the issues of policing that we saw there and the protests after the shooting of Mike Brown?’ One thought was we could have body cameras as a tool of accountability to make sure that we would have a record of what happened. Lots of police departments wanted embrace this idea that body cameras can be a good tool.”

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April 12, 2017
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Source: Cyber Law

Source: Privacy Online