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The biggest problem with police cameras is they "malfunction" or "forgot to turn it on" whenever the camera shows evidence that the policeman did something wrong.



That isn't necessarily a problem, it creates the opportunity to ask the police officer why he generates so many complaints about his behavior. After all, he can make sure to turn the camera on and protect himself from a lot of accusations.


Unfortunately, there isn't a person asking those questions. More often than not, officers watch out for each other (read: The Blue Code of Silence) and internal investigations are notoriously a joke. I'd love to see someone not affiliated with police officers ask one of them why they generate so many complaints, without also becoming a complaint.




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