California Town’s Simple Solution To Police Brutality Has Lowered Use Of Force By 60 Percent

While most police officers have the most honorable intentions and deserve our utmost respect, some do take advantage of their positions.

In fact, police brutality is a widespread problem that has recently resulted in everything from killing an unarmed man while he was handcuffed to shooting a man’s dog in his own yard.

However, one town thinks it has come up with a way to lower the unnecessary use of force among cops:

For Rialto, California, this novel yet simple solution is working. And it’s not just affecting the cops wearing the cameras. From Policy Mic:

Take the city of Rialto, California, for instance. In February 2012, the city’s 70 police officers had to take part in a controlled study, obligating them to wear a tiny camera that filmed all their interactions with the public. The results were incredible: In the first year of the cameras’ introduction, complaints against Rialto police officers fell by 88%, while use of force by officers fell by almost 60%.


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