Friday, December 8, 2017

Why Body Cams Do Not Help

Reason has the most disturbing piece of body cam video of a police officer shooting a young man for no obvious reason.  12/8/17 NBC News reports the officer was acquitted.  And no, he wasn't black.
The detective investigating the shooting agreed Shaver's movement was similar to reaching for a pistol, but has said it also looked as though Shaver was pulling up his loose-fitting basketball shorts that had fallen down as he was ordered to crawl.
The investigator noted he did not see anything that would have prevented officers from simply handcuffing Shaver as he was on the floor.
There are days that police departments seem more risk than benefit.

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