Leftists have spent the past few years calling for police to be fitted with body cameras to stop them from using aggressive force on suspects. Of course, these body cameras are funded with our hard-earned tax dollars. Now, however, a new study has shown that body cameras are essentially useless as they've had no impact on police use of force:
“We learned that BWCs (body worn cameras) do not have a detectable average effects on documented uses of force or civilian complaints. That said, we cannot rule out that BWCs cause small decreases or increases on those two outcomes. Because this range spans negative, zero and positive values, the result is considered ‘statistically insignificant’ or ‘null.’ More plainly, we interpret this to mean that BWCs had no detectable, meaningful effect on documented uses of force.”
“A group of 1,000 officers with BWCs is estimated to make 127 fewer arrests for disorderly conduct in a year than officers without BWCs. However, the data are also consistent with real effect of BWCs being anywhere from a decrease of 671 arrests for disorderly conduct to an increase of 416 such arrests per 1,000 officers, per year."
Once again, leftists have thrown millions of tax dollars at something that ended up being a complete waste of time and money. This is yet another example of Barack Obama's administration rushing into something before thinking it through. The previous administration made it seem as if these cameras would fix the "problem" of police brutality, but of course, they have not.
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