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1/9/2014 9:31:17 AM

Armed British police to wear camera's

[quote]Firearms officers are to wear video cameras in an attempt to be "more open" following the death of Mark Duggan, the Met Police Commissioner has said. Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe admitted the force must "do more to build trust" after an inquest jury found the 29-year-old was lawfully killed. Mr Duggan was shot dead by police in August 2011 in Tottenham, north London. Sir Bernard will meet community leaders in Haringey to discuss how "confidence" in the Met can be improved. The family of Mr Duggan reacted with anger after the jury concluded by a majority of eight to two that he was lawfully killed by officers. Mr Duggan, whose death sparked protests that descended into rioting and looting across London and spread to other parts of England, was shot when police stopped a taxi he was travelling in. "First of all, I want our officers to be able to be more open when it comes to the investigations that follow these events. "In pursuance of that we're going to ask them to wear video cameras, so that we can record this type of incident, and I'm going to meet many people from across London, leaders from the Haringey community, to see what we need to do to work together to improve the confidence in the Met for those members of society who may feel that this has damaged their confidence in any way." [/quote] I feel America could take a look at the results of this and decide to do it themselves since most of the police are armed there and it would help curb the abuse. Overall I think this is a good idea, maybe it'll expand to non armed police.

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