Smile You’re On Cop Cam
In the world of law enforcement there is no better ally to the good guys than an eye witness. The trouble with eye witness testimony is that it can sometimes be unreliable. Well the days of unreliable eyewitness testimony may be over in New Orleans. New Orleans police are about to start wearing uniform cameras.
Most law enforcement officials say having officers wearing cameras will aid in investigation and the gathering of evidence. No longer would it be your word against the officer’s word, it would be your word against what really happened as seen on video.
Police officials in The Big Easy say they hope to have all officers armed with clip on video cameras by the end of the year. With the amount of crime that occurs in major metropolitan areas such as New Orleans the extra sets of documented eyes and ears could be a solid step in getting and keeping the bad guys off the streets.