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Study: Force less likely from officers with body cameras

Study: TPD using body cameras less likely to engage in force than officers without them.

  • The department outfitted 60 officers with the cameras in early 2015 and then compared daily engagements with 60 other officers who did not wear body cameras.
  • According to the Tampa Bay Times , the study found the number of use of force incidents with body-camera wearing officers went down by 8.4 percent.
  • Tampa Chief of Police Eric Ward will talk to the council about the pros and cons of the cameras.
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  • Study found less use of force with officers wearing cams

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@BN9: “Study: TPD using body cameras less likely to engage in force than officers without them.”


The results of a study indicate that Tampa police officers using body cameras were less likely to engage in force than law enforcement without them.


Study: Force less likely from officers with body cameras

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