University of Pittsburgh

David Harris on the Use of Body Camera System

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January 30, 2012

Pitt Law Professor David Harris, an expert on police accountability, commented on the increase in use of body cameras on police officers to record their interactions with the public. Harris indicated in an interview last year that officers often resist the start of a camera program, but then come to rely on them.


“Within six months, most police officers will not go out in a car without a video system,” Harris said. “It’s a great way to gather evidence that in many ways is indisputable. It will defend them against erroneous complaints.”


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