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Old 10-13-2014, 03:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Shodan View Post
Another part being that unjustified complaints are less likely to be filed if the complainant knows that an objective record of the encounter exists that can be used to disprove false accusations of police misconduct.
I seriously doubt this. Most people understand that cops protect their own and will almost always will side with an officer's side of the story in the absence of hard evidence like broken ribs. For every spurious complaint filed by a loud-mouthed malcontent there are probably 100 legitimate complaints that go unreported because people's trust in the LE system is so low.

If anything, I think cameras are empowering people to resist cops in ways they would've been too afraid to do so before. The scene between the head-shop owner and the narcotics officers that I cited earlier probably would've turned out differently in a cameraless world.

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