CBS 2 Dave Savini reports on body cams being used by Benedictine University police, which record video from an officer during an encounter, investigation or other purposes.
Should this be standard for every uniformed officer? Should it record only when an officer chooses or all the time? Will it reduce false police misconduct allegations AND prevent police from engaging in misconduct? Will it help provide clarity in legal disputes?
Those are some of the questions being asked. In Illinois, recording audio without both parties consent is eavesdropping, so ironically, law enforcement using the cameras with audio would be violating the law. Some say that if the law is changed for law enforcement, it should be changed for everyone, including the public being able to record law enforcement.