Reveal cameras curb emotions in interactions with police
Some Canadian cities and police forces are moving toward outfitting officers with body cameras. Police forces from around the world are finding the technology to provide better evidence, lead to more convictions, improve officers’ interactions with the public and reduce police use-of-force incidents. Edmonton police conducted a comprehensive three-year pilot program that involved the use of 55 body cameras in a variety of areas from downtown patrol beats to the entertainment district and impaired driving investigations.
Inspector Michael Barsky or Toronto Policed said that Reveal cameras have seemed to have a positive effect: "One of our cameras has an outward facing LED screen, so the individual can see the way that they are behaving when they are interacting with that officer, when the camera is on. It seems to have curbed those emotions in those interactions to the positive."