Police officers sharing body-worn camera footage on WhatsApp

27/09/2023 | BBC News

A recent investigation by the BBC has found that many police officers in England and Wales are misusing their body-worn cameras. The investigation revealed that over 150 reports of camera misuse have been made, with some officers even sharing footage with colleagues or friends on WhatsApp or social media. The allegations also include cases of officers deleting or losing footage, as well as officers covertly recording conversations. Perhaps the most serious allegation is that officers have been switching off their cameras during incidents where force is used, with some officers facing no sanctions for doing so. The National Police Chief Council's lead for body-worn video, Acting Chief Constable Jim Colwell, has stated that some of these failures are "unlawful".

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Police, Body Camera, Surveillance

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