More oversight needed
Nationwide, just about every police department uses body cameras. The five black Memphis officers who stopped Tyre Nichols were also wearing body cameras, yet still killed a black man 80 yards from his mother’s house for a minor traffic stop. Historically, had the officers been white, there probably would have been overly heated protests, instead of the peaceful ones (thankfully requested by Nichols’ mother).
Seems to me a simple common-sense solution, so outrageous situations like this don’t happen again, is that once the body camera is turned on by an officer, the footage can be seen at the same time inside the local police station. It may require an extra employee inside the police station to watch the body camera screens, but think how much could be saved, such as lives and the need for multi-million dollar lawsuits.
– Sally Florence, Durango