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Your comments about cops not liking cameras is kinda funny, they are overwhelmingly loved in the job now days, where many officers have issues with them is how they are used against us and how people try and use them as a "gotcha".Why would he do that?
And why would anyone care, much less send someone to talk to him?
Your reaction of inviting him inside seems the only really appropriate response. Too bad you were out on the meth call.
Sorry this happened to your friend. Hope he still likes cameras.
When they first started rolling out there was a lot of discussion about body camera policies and how to implement them. The cameras weren't reliable and officers were being disciplined when the camera didn't work. That originally turned some against them.
The other issue is many do not believe officers should be able to review their videos to write their report. This didn't sit well with many cops because we know how lawyers work and the first time an officer put a quote in a report, or stated something that didn't 100% match the video we knew we would be crucified on the stand.
Thankfully most departments allow officers to review their videos for reports.
Another issue that you see regularly is administrations use the body camera to punish officers. OKC PD has a policy that Lieutenants must review at least 3 videos from each officer they supervise per week and any policy violations will result in discipline. Cursing is forbidden in their policy, and I know an officer who muttered "what the f***" under their breath while alone in their patrol car, but the body camera picked it up and they recieved discipline for it.
There are numerous other examples of officers being disciplined for conversations with their buddy when they aren't in the public view.
If we did that to all public professions no one would sign up for them.
I'm a huge supporter of body worn cameras and wouldn't work without one, but there also have to be some reasonable expectations.