Cop Cams to Record The Shootings of the UK's Armed Police

By Gary Cutlack on at

Members of the UK police who carry guns will soon be required to have a webcam attached to their lapels too, in order to provide visual evidence of their actions and hopefully restore trust in the work of our armed police.

Scotland Yard (cue stock footage of revolving sign) hopes that requiring armed to police to record their actions may relieve the "opinions and conjecture" that can stir up trouble among the public, as we've seen with the ongoing public dissatisfaction surrounding the controversial shooting of Mark Duggan.

Many UK police already wear body cameras as they conduct their rounds of our drunken streets, with stats suggesting their data can help smooth prosecutions. [Metro]

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