Police Union Says Body Cams Could be Unfair to Officers

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Despite public pressure that prompted passage this week of a one-year trial run on police body cameras, the St. Louis Police Union says it’s not a done deal. Union Business Manager Jeff Roorda says police car dashboard cameras have already been used unfairly to discipline some officers.

“Officers have been targeted because they’re unpopular with the administration, for discipline, and had their video footage unduly nitpicked,” he says.

Roorda says the police union is willing to negotiate the terms of wearing police body cameras, but he insists the union has a contractual right to negotiate policies surrounding “new equipment.”

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  1. The cops know that they are constantly harassing people over a web of victumless crimes and that they violate folks rights on an hourly, daily basis. The cops stop you and the first thing they ask is, ‘Do you have any marijuana?’ because that is the most common bust and the cops get money for the busts and confiscations.

  2. They are right. Reality can be so unfair!

  3. David Rice says:

    “Unfair?” Police officers should willingly embrace body cameras! If they have nothing to hide, then they would wear cameras. In fact police body cameras would end most false accusations against police—- surely 100% of police officers want that, right? RIGHT?!

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