Police body cams an effective evidence gathering tool
Oct 1, 2014 By Matthew Friedberg
Toronto criminal lawyer Matthew Friedberg says it makes sense for police to wear body cameras because it will allow for more transparency and accountability in officers’ conduct and will also provide reliable evidence in court
“I think it’s a good thing – it’s a very good evidence-gathering tool to be able to videotape what the officer is seeing and what he or she is experiencing, a really good way to capture what’s going on,” he tells AdvocateDaily.com.
Friedberg says the cameras will curtail peoples’ ability to challenge the police version of events, likely resulting in fewer trials and actions against police.