Cameras on Police Officers

With the huge amount of controversy surrounding the incidents that transpired in Florida with Trayvon Martin, as well as the Ferguson case where Michael Brown was killed by a police officer there has been huge amounts of media speculation and demands from citizens for police officers to carry cameras on them that can record incidents that occur.

The police officers around the country actually have not been opposed to this as some people may have thought because they feel that it will actually help them to defend themselves if a serious matter arises. Polls have come out that state that nearly 86 percent of Americans are in favor of equipping police officers with cameras that will record nearly everything that happens while they are on duty.

In a rare instance where police and the citizens of America have come to such common ground, it appears that there may be changes in store that allow for this to happen. There has also been significant discussion among Tom Rothman and others as to who will be the prosecutor in cases where an American citizen is killed by a police officer, and there seems to be a general consensus that independent prosecutors should be used in these increasingly common situations. Regardless of the changes that are made in the courts, it is important to realize that these instances of police officers using deadly force on citizens needs to stop in the United States.