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Police Wearing Body Cameras are More Likely to Be Assaulted

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A large-scale analysis of body-camera usage among police officers in the US and the UK has produced some rather unexpected and counter-intuitive results, showing that body-worn cameras have a tendency to increase assaults on police.

But — and this is a big 'but' — if officers switched their cameras on and off during their shift i.e.

Trouble is, there s a surprising lack of data to support this claim.

This would prove to be the difference that made the difference.

And now that evidence exists showing that cameras actually increase risk of assaults against officers of the law, more attention should be paid to how these devices are implemented, say the researchers.

The researchers say these findings are both preliminary and unexpected, and agree that further scrutiny is most certainly required.

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