Saturday 12 December 2015

The Real Reason Police Don't Want To Wear Cameras

Police in Dumfries and Galloway have trialed the wearing of body cameras but decided to ditch the idea - after just 5 weeks.

Police Scotland claim that the problem is that the cameras were legacy equipment which had been used previously in another department and they found them to be 'not fit for purpose'.

Let me translate.

The cameras were picking up the real world behaviour of officers and how they treat the public. The camera never lies so was exposing the officers who lie to corroborate and back each other up.

Untrustworthy Police Scotland don't like when their actions are being recorded. Just try pointing a camera at any Police officer and see the reaction you get. They hate it. Heaven forbid the truth actually being captured for all to see. Innocent people might go free and we can't have that can we?

Here's my prediction.

Police Scotland will only introduce body worn cameras when they have come up with a way for officers to cherry pick and delete the stuff on the cameras they don't want the courts to see and keep the stuff they do want the courts to see.

As always with Police Scotland, any benefits derived from wearing body cameras will be purely for their benefit, not ours.