Officers who did not wear body cameras conducted more “stop-and-frisks” and made more arrests than officers who wore the video cameras. Officers who did not wear cameras performed 9.8% more stop-and-frisks and made 6.9% more arrests. Officers assigned to wear cameras issued 23.1% more citations for ordinance violations than those who did not wear cameras. Officers with body cameras initiated 13.5% more interactions with citizens than those who did not wear them. Officers wearing cameras were 25.2% more likely to perceive the devices as being helpful during their interactions with the public. The cameras did not have a significant impact on whether or not officers gave verbal warnings to citizens.
One of the bills, AB 953, requires police officers to collect data on the people they stop, including perceived race and ethnicity, the reason for the encounter and the outcome.
In addition, the governor signed a requirement that law enforcement agencies provide annual reports with details on all cases in which officers are involved in uses of force that result in serious injury or death.
Those and others bills signed by the governor will "strengthen criminal justice in California," according to a statement by the governor's office.
This is the type of stupid obnoxious pedantic b.s. that cops deal with on the street all the time. Cops usually have little recourse but to use their pencil to write the report or pen to write a citation--at least the court has the power to deal with these types of morons.
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At the behest of deputies, a local man — who was acting as an informant — went to Jones, tried to trade drugs for sex and, when she declined, then asked her for a ride, Boyle said.
He left the drugs in the console of Jones’ car so that deputies would have a reason to arrest her, Boyle said.
Chapman denies those charges. There were, however, problems with the arrest and with deputies giving an informant drugs and agreeing that he could use them to trade for sex, the sheriff said. Officials said the operation went wrong when the drug unit, listening in on the conversation via a wire worn by the informant, pulled over Jones, searched her car and made the arrest, even though she had said no several times to the informant’s offer.
“I’m going to sign a big check for her,” said Chapman, predicting that Jones will file a lawsuit against his office on the basis that deputies violated her civil rights.
Baltimore County police say the officer who shot and killed a man after a foot chase Wednesday in Reisterstown appeared to be justified in use of force. He suspected the man of using a fake prescription at a drugstore. The officer is on administrative leave. The man he shot was not armed, but police say video shows he acted as if he was.
Mee’s lawyers argued that sheriff’s managers falsely blamed Mee for leaking details of Gibson's 2006 arrest and the actor’s anti-Semitic tirade to celebrity news site TMZ.com. Mee, his attorneys alleged, was repeatedly subjected to harassment and unfair discipline in the years that followed, culminating in his firing over the 2011 crash.
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