Understanding the Effects of Body-Worn Cameras on Police Interaction with the Public: Impact on Number of Assaults on Officers and Use of Force Complaints Against Officers
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Incidents of reported excessive or improper use of force by Law Enforcement Officers (LEO) during interactions with the public have revealed significant rifts in relationships built on mutual trust and respect. The community/law Enforcement relationships may be redeemed by the implementation of a body-worn camera (BWC) program. BWC use has been a repeated suggestion to aid Law Enforcement (LE) professionals to increase public trust through transparency by law enforcement professionals, civic and community leaders. However, since body-worn cameras have become a new presence as a reliable law ...