The Eyes of Texas: Are Police Body Cameras Inevitable?

The Eyes of Texas: Are Police Body Cameras Inevitable?

Photo: Bob Owen/San Antonio Express-News/ZUMAPRESS.com

At a press conference in late November, Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland called universal body cameras on police inevitable. “I think that it’s a matter of time before every law enforcement agency in the United States has body cameras,” Chief McClelland said. The catalyst, he said, was the shooting death of an unarmed teen in Missouri by an officer who went uncharged. “It’s not ‘if’ anymore,” McClelland said. “It’s ‘when.’”

In Texas, that someday is well on its way. Fort Worth police began wearing body cameras three years ago and already have more than 600, the second-most cameras of…..read more here.

by Emily DePrang

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