Senator Ralph Recto is definite the use of physique cameras by policemen throughout operations will cease the alleged “bounty” killings of suspected drug personalities.
Recto mentioned the authorities has the cash and the mandate to buy vest- and automotive dashboard-mounted cameras for policemen and patrol automobiles.
“It is an anti-impunity device. Because technology is neutral, it also protects an officer, if an accused, especially if moneyed and well-connected, would concoct charges as a ticket out of jail. A body cam is an app that supplies the transparency needed in police operations,” Recto mentioned.
He mentioned the physique cam aids in the prosecution of individuals arrested and in the identification of criminals. It deters abuses and ensures that procedures have been in accordance to legislation. It additionally permits police commanders to assess the efficiency of their males, spot weaknesses, and information them in commending gallant deeds.
“Why rely on lamppost CCTVs (closed circuit television) when the police can carry their own cams? There are situations when the camera is more useful than the gun,” he mentioned.