How will body cameras improved relationships between the public and the police departments in the future?
Police body cameras will continue to become more popular in the coming years, and this will definitely help improve relationships in many communities around the United States. According to Elena Ferrarin, who interviewed the Elgin Police Department when they “The use of body cameras could drive drown the number of residents' complaints against police, just as the introduction of squad car cameras did 13 years ago” . With the continued introduction of police body cameras in more and more police departments, less cases of grievances from police misconduct will occur and ultimately continuing to improve the public’s impression of police. Also, most people support the use of police body cameras now, “ There are certainly valid concerns regarding how this technology will be implemented, but the strong support shown for these cameras seems to indicate it’s a matter of when, not if, they’ll be implemented” (Estrad). The majority agrees with the use of body cameras right now so the only concern is how fast we can implement the cameras so that more interactions between the public and police can be safe for everyone and so that every judicial proceeding can be rightly justified without any exonerations in the persecution.