Suburban police dept’s tasers with cameras hold officers responsible

The controversy in Ferguson, Missouri is raising the debate: When is a police officer justified to use their weapon?

The Evanston Police Department uses special tasers that are equipped with tiny cameras to increase accountability for its officers and the people they arrest.

The tasers are designed to deliver a powerful, but non-lethal electrical shock.

The cameras videotape the targets being tasered.

After every discharge, Evanston police leaders review the use of force.

In Dallas today, the police department announced it will spend more than a million dollars to outfit officers with wearable cameras.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 639 other followers