Police agencies in Central Florida are beginning to wear cameras and record their surroundings. You would think that this is a good thing, and I have even posted before that this should be required. However, the cops have the ability to shut off the camera. I don’t have a problem with that, as no one wants a video of a cop taking a dump.
However, there needs to be a law that penalizes police any time the recording is shut off in the course of his job:
A citizen accuses the cop of brutality and the recording is unavailable, then the cop’s testimony, and the testimony of fellow cops is inadmissible.
Same thing if a cop arrests someone based on something the cop observed: you say you saw them man dealing drugs, and the video is broken, then your testimony as a cop means exactly squat.