wjz-13 all-news-99-1-wnew 1057-the-fan 1300logo2_67x35

Local

Video Cameras To Be Worn By Laurel Police (page 2)

View Comments
wearable cameras
Monique Griego 370x278 Monique Griego
Monique Griego joined the WJZ News Team in July 2011 as a General...
Read More

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Popular Entertainment Photo Galleries

Celebrities With Crazy HairstylesCelebrities With Crazy Hairstyles

Stars Who Had Children Via SurrogatesStars Who Had Children Via Surrogates

The Biggest Nerds In Pop CultureThe Biggest Nerds In Pop Culture

10 Celebrity Cougars10 Celebrity Cougars

Sober Celebrity QuotesSober Celebrity Quotes

» More Photo Galleries

Cop cams are the flip side to another issue. In recent years, police have been accused of illegally harassing people who videotaped them.

In 2010, a man who recorded an arrest at the Preakness sued the department after he said officers took his camera and deleted the video.

“Having proof of what happened can be very useful, both to protect officers and to protect citizens,” said attorney David Rocah, ACLU of Md.

Attorney David Rocah from the American Civil Liberties Union thinks cop cams are a good idea because most people act more professional when they know they’re being recorded. He also believes police interactions need more monitoring.

“It is an activity that goes largely undocumented and unregulated and it can have profound consequences for people,” Rocah said.

The videos recorded by the wearable cameras will be stored and monitored by an outside company. Officers can use a cell phone app to watch them.

Police will be required to notify the public that they are being recorded.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus