Sanctions for Shoddy Use of Body Cams

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The Police say it’ll sanction members who fail to turn on their body cameras when they interact with the public.

Yesterday, Police Commissioner Dr. Carl Williams launched the use of body cameras by the Force.

Some 120 body cameras were deployed in an introductory phase to several police divisions.

The Head of the Information and Communications Technology Division of the Constabulary is Superintendent Norris Rhoomes.

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Speaking on Nationwide This morning, superintendent Rhoomes says officers are required to turn on the cameras whenever they are interacting with the public.

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He says investigators will have access to the footage recorded but other persons would have to get permission from the High Command to view it.

Data from the body cameras will be stored for a maximum of three months

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In 2018, Tauna won the UNICEF Media Award for Excellence in Reporting on Children’s Rights. She graduated from CARIMAC in 2015 and joined NNN in 2016. Since then, she’s covered several high-profile court cases including the X6 murder trial, the police death squad trial and is currently covering the Uchence Wilson Gang trial. Thomas is the Producer of Talking History heard on Nationwide Radio every Saturday.