Annapolis incident shows why police body cameras are a good idea

Police officers are as human as any of us. And if most of us were in jobs in which everything we do or say in important situations was recorded on video, a lot of the resulting footage would leave us wishing desperately we could have a redo. But what police do in important situations can determine whether people are fined, sent to jail or wind up with criminal records that could follow them around for years. That means police need body cameras. The circumstances leading to this week’s dismissal of charges against a 23-year-old named Ryan Greenstreet show why. (Capital)

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