Police: More body cameras, fewer injuries and complaints
PHILADELPHIA | The Philadelphia area’s major transit system said an
audit of its police body camera program found a reduction in injuries and complaints stemming from officers’ interactions with the public.
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority audit looked at the first six months of the body-worn camera program, under which the agency’s approximately 250 police officers began wearing the equipment in January 2016.
The report noted a 19 percent decrease in “response to resistance” incidents, a 20 percent decrease in suspect injuries, a 30 percent decrease in officer injuries and a 25 percent decrease in complaints against officers.