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Would a Police Body Cam Have Saved Michael Brown

The Hutchinson Report News Examines the Use and Importance of Body Cams by LA Police


Los Angeles, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/30/2014 -- The Hutchinson Report examines the usage of body cams by L.A. police force and determines the effectiveness of the technology in bringing down the number of cases by the citizens against police misconduct. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is one of those growing number of police departments in the country that have started experimenting with body cameras. This can be one of the most accurate solutions to reduce excessive force complaints that are registered by normal citizens against police officers. Body cams can not only improve policing but also instill the confidence of citizens in the police department.

The Hutchinson Report News Channel closely examines the importance and usage of body cams with the L.A. Police Commission, Steve Soboroff, LA County Sheriff Department Chief; James Lopez, Director of Field Operations and Peter Ouroung, President of Wolfcom, a leading manufacturer of body cams for police officers. The recent shooting of Michael Brown earlier this year on August 9, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri had received considerable amount of attention. Michael Brown, a young black man and unarmed was shot by Darren Wilson, a white police officer in duty. This had resulted in civil unrests and protests which also lead to racial tensions. Could a body cam have prevented this incident and saved Michael Brown?

Technology has advanced to leaps and bounds over the past two to three decades and it is here to stay. It has to be put to good use and needs to be appreciated. Many police departments from around the country have taken a step forward to regain the confidence of the citizens of America. The video offers insights on whether officers are using body cams to protect themselves and/or the public. In any which way there are extra eyes watching over every move of the police as well as the public.

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Earl Ofari, President of The Hutchinson Report is a nationally acclaimed political analyst and author. Earl hosts top news and public issues on talk shows that are streamed live nationally on and Earl is also the National Political Writer for New America Media and a regular contributor to The Huffington Post.

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