You’d think that police departments all across the U.S. would be in favor of body cameras since they protect officers from false accusations. But in some cities, politicians and law enforcement officers are resisting the call to have officers wear body cameras.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has announced her plans to veto body camera legislation even though she supports them in theory.
Rawlings-Blake insists that a study she commissioned with Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts should run its course before body cameras are allowed.
After an investigation by the Baltimore Sun, the mayor put in place a task force to study the impact of body cameras and that assessment is still ongoing.