To gain more insight from from Cheif Farrar and Jay Stanley, a senior policy analyst at the ACLU, click the link below.http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/07/business/wearable-video-cameras-for-police-officers.html
Decrease In Complaints
Because of Rialto PD’s extensive data gathering and controlled study, the data is compelling. Over the course of 1 year, officer complaints fell by 87.5% in the experimental group. The data shows the officers increased interactions with the public compared to the previous year, and still complaints fell dramatically.
Decrease In Use Of Force
Rialto PD also focused on their Officer use-of-force data. During the experiment, individuals wearing an AXON flex reduced use-of-force by 59%. This data indicates that the presence of the camera not only encouraged compliance from the public but it also reduced instances of use of force by officers.
Chief of Police, Rialto Police Department
From 2011 to 2013 Rialto conducted a randomized trial of the use of on-officer cameras with their front-line officers. Watch a presentation that Chief Farrar gave highlighting the results gained from their adoption of TASER's on-officer camera system.