Two big cities are reviewing their ethics policies after the CBS 11 News I-Team and The Associated Press reported on how their police chiefs were closely linked to a company that won contracts to supply officers with body cameras.
A timeline created by The Associated Press details Fort Worth Police Chief Jeffrey Halstead’s interactions with Taser.
Taser International, the stun-gun maker emerging as a leading supplier of body cameras for police, has cultivated financial ties to police chiefs, including former Fort Worth Police Chief Jeffrey Halstead.
There is little doubt that body cameras have helped both police officers and the public, however, new questions are being raised about the price and the use of these cameras.
DFW Airport police officers’ body cameras were rolling last month when they say one woman resisted arrest.
Requiring police officers to wear body cameras is one potential solution for bridging deep mistrust between law enforcement and the public, the White House said.
Police in the St. Louis suburb where a white officer shot and killed an unarmed 18-year-old black teenager have started wearing body cameras, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
A rough police takedown is caught on camera. But what you don’t see in the video is what happened just seconds earlier. CBS 11 News went to Celina to see how another set of eyes can clear a cloud of police mistrust.
The Fort Worth Police Department plans to put more cameras on the streets by putting them on officers.