- As a growing number of police departments nationwide equip officers with body-worn cameras, Madison police are issuing a report that questions some benefits of the devices.
Police plan to present the report to the Madison City Council on Tuesday.
The report notes that studies have shown departments that use the cameras have seen fewer citizen complaints. But it also says more research is needed to see if the cameras actually bolster trust in officers.
Capt. Kristen Roman says the report examined the pros, cons and costs of body cameras. She says officers are not taking a position on whether to support their use or not.
Some Madison officers will start wearing body cameras in 2016 as part of a pilot program.
|Story By: Associated Press