Police body cams, accountability and injustice
Over the past few years, there has been an increased call for the use of body-worn cameras in law enforcement. But is there a danger in expecting the technology by itself to provide accountability?
Alex Rosenblat is a researcher and writer. She co-authored a recent paper about about body-worn cameras that also "highlights the unanswered questions about how body-worn camera programs may impact civil rights and civil liberties."
We also hear from Steven Penney, a law professor at the University of Alberta. He gives us a sense of how and where body cams are being used by police in Canada and whether body cams will ever become a standard part of everyday law enforcement in Canada.
We mentioned the Toronto Police Service's body-worn camera pilot project.