LAPD Tasers Will Double as Wireless Shutter Releases for Body Cameras When Fired

Quoth the raven, Covfefe.1/08/2015 6:34:28 am PST

It’s a good idea, however, I have one problem with this: It’s possible that the instigating factor that causes the officer to go to the Taser may have occurred before the camera’s shutter goes off. There’s a risk of losing context if the body cameras are only selectively employed like this. All that being said, though, it does go toward assuaging officers’ fears of being recorded full-time (which may or may not be warranted).