VIDEO: Why police body cam should be mandatory

A policeman has just been saved by his body camera right after a woman he had arrested filed a complaint against him for "groping" and "sexual assault." In this video, the hosts discuss how important body cameras are not only for citizens during arrests and other police operations but also for policemen against unfounded allegations of police abuse or brutality.

"A woman who said a Texas state trooper sexually assaulted her could face charges herself, after body cam video released by Texas Department of Public Safety shows no evidence of officer misconduct.

Sherita Dixon-Cole accused DPS trooper Daniel Hubbard of “forcefully groping” her in a sexual assault inside and outside of his cruiser during a traffic stop last weekend. Her claims were shared more than 50,000 times online, thanks to posts by Dixon-Cole’s attorney Lee Merritt and social activist Shaun King.

Merritt said his office had been retained to represent Dixon-Cole for a civil rights violation arising from sexual assault allegations she had made regarding Hubbard and the activities that followed during the arrest."

SOURCE: Body Camera Saves Cop's Life. The Young Turks. Published on May 24, 2018.

In the Philippines, police will soon have to wear body cameras during anti-narcotics operations and visit suspects’ homes only in the daytime, in an effort to erase doubts about the conduct of those on the front lines of a bloody war on drugs.

SOURCE: Philippine police to wear body cameras in war on drugs. Reporting by Karen Lema; Editing by Martin Petty and Clarence Fernandez. JANUARY 24, 2018 / 4:44 PM.