D.C. Police to Wear Body Cameras

Jamison KoehlerCurrent Events

The Metropolitan Police Department will begin a pilot program this week in which police officers will be outfitted with body cameras to record their interactions with civilians. According to the Washington Post, 165 officers will be equipped with a camera on either their shirt or glasses. The purpose of this program is to “increase public trust between police officers and the city residents they are sworn to protect.”

This is welcome news. Officers will be on their best behavior. And when there is some type of dispute, we will no longer need to rely on the police officer’s version of events.  Below is a simulation of how the cameras will work in practice.  H/T Patrice Sultan