The U-T’s story is based in part on a nine-page SDPD internal report that finds there’s been significant decreases in officer misconduct allegations and high-level uses of force, as well as an increase in the number of officer exonerations.
“The report, released this week, compares misconduct allegations and instances where force was used in 2013, before officers began wearing cameras, to 2016, when nearly all officers had begun wearing them,” the U-T reported.
Technology upgrades are expected to make the cameras even more effective.
“By April, the department plans to complete upgrading each of its nearly 1,200 body-worn cameras to newer models with superior video quality and the ability to store two minutes of footage before an officer hits “record” instead of the current 30 seconds,” the U-T report continued.
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