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%.