CBS4 (Denver): Denver’s Independent Monitor has identified 55 potential violations of Denver’s body worn camera policy in the first half of 2017 among Denver police officers.
The main issue – police officers failing to activate their body cameras when required.
In its semi-annual report, the Office of the Independent Monitor writes “given the high number of potential violations” the OIM recommends a continuation of training in body worn camera activation.
According to the report, general citizen complaints in the first half of 2017 against police officers were up 22 percent over the first half of last year.
The Denver Police Department launched a body camera pilot-program in 2014. The department rolled out body cameras to the rest of its officers this year. All sworn officers were required to watch a training video on body camera activation.
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