Officers to wear body-cams to catch violent partners in the act

Essex County Standard: Officers to wear body-cams to catch violent partners in the act Officers to wear body-cams to catch violent partners in the act

POLICE officers will soon begin wearing cameras when they attend domestic abuse incidents in a bid to catch the abusers in the act.

Next month a number of response officers at Essex Police will be given the body-cams.

Chief Constable Stephen Kavanagh said: “Using these cameras helps support the force’s drive to have more successful prosecutions of offenders where victims are reluctant to give evidence in court.”

Nick Alston, Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex, added: “On average, there are 20 crimes of domestic violence recorded in Essex every single day.

“It is essential that we do everything in our power to protect the victims of domestic abuse and bring perpetrators to justice.”

The force has been working with victims on how best to respond to and prevent incidents.

Chief officers have also pledged support for the white ribbon campaign designed to make men take more responsibility for reducing violence against women.

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5:01pm Thu 28 Nov 13

All_talk_no_action says...

Good the police will have to behave themselves.
Good the police will have to behave themselves. All_talk_no_action

6:51pm Thu 28 Nov 13

Tich25 says...

Gone are the days of trust in what has been said now its only believed if on camera
Gone are the days of trust in what has been said now its only believed if on camera Tich25

8:04pm Thu 28 Nov 13

stopmoaning1 says...

Tich25 wrote:
Gone are the days of trust in what has been said now its only believed if on camera
Yes I was thinking the same thing. Surely if an officer catches somebody in the act of committing an offence that's enough.

I suspect there's more to this story that the Echo have failed once again to report accurately!
[quote][p][bold]Tich25[/bold] wrote: Gone are the days of trust in what has been said now its only believed if on camera[/p][/quote]Yes I was thinking the same thing. Surely if an officer catches somebody in the act of committing an offence that's enough. I suspect there's more to this story that the Echo have failed once again to report accurately! stopmoaning1

11:40pm Thu 28 Nov 13

Nebs says...

All the police should wear them whenever attending any incident.
All the police should wear them whenever attending any incident. Nebs

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