Firearms officers need cameras too
Ambassador, I’m supporting their Fix Dementia Care campaign which aims to improve hospital care and reduce variation.
Hospital managers need to know about the care people with dementia receive and be accountable when things go wrong.
To take action and join the campaign visit: alzheimers.org.uk/ fixhospitalcare I WELCOME the roll out of body worn cameras for Met police officers but covert firearms officers should not be exempt.
The investigations into the deaths of Jermaine Baker and Mark Duggan – both shot dead by Met covert firearms officers – could have benefitted from video footage being available for scrutiny.
The Mayor of London should encourage the Met to source and pilot the use of discreet body worn cameras.
Cameras do not always bring the clarity that we all desire, but they are still a major step forward in community reassurance.
All police officers must be equally accountable.