Police Body Cam Cases
Every police deparment is different on what types of cameras they might require, whether it's body cam, some police officers have cameras on their tasers that are activated when they deploy them. Anytime we've got somebody alleging that the police did something wrong, it's important that there be some type of video evidence. If there isn't video evidence, then we're generally looking for an independent witness who can verify what happened. Because a lot of times what we find are the statements between the person who is having the encounter with police differs greatly from what the police say happened. Now, sometimes the police are telling the truth, and the person that had the encounter, they had force used against them, they were arrested, maybe they were in the wrong, maybe they're lying about what happened, maybe they just have a different memory of what happened. But unfortunately, sometimes the police don't tell the truth. Maybe sometimes they shade the truth and try to put a spin on facts. And so that's why it's important to try to find any kind of video evidence you can. Of course with cell phones now and what we find a lot of are bystanders recording encounters with cellphones, and that can be helpful as well.