There’s been increased attention surrounding police officers and how they can provide a transparent view to the public of their interactions with civilians -- especially after two recent police shootings in Wethersfield and New Haven.
Protesters, community leaders, and family members of victims want to see video footage captured by police departments involved in the shootings.
Law enforcement obtain video evidence of confrontations primarily via dashboard cameras and body cameras worn by officers.
Not all police departments use body cameras, and each town can choose its own system. We wanted to see how a body camera works in practice, so we asked the Madison Police Department to give us a demonstration of their system.