Camera wearing cops to record wife beaters

Essex County Standard: Camera wearing cops to record wife beaters Camera wearing cops to record wife beaters

A BODY-CAM trial will begin in Essex next week.

Officers responding to calls about domestic violence will wear the cameras in an attempt to catch the culprits in action during a three month trial.

Chief Insp Nick Lee said: "The trial will use equipment already owned by the force, but will focus its use in a new way.

"We want to find out if video evidence will lead to more convictions for domestic violence and in particular cases where victims are too frighten to give evidence themselves”.

"Initially 80 officers will be given a body-worm camera and will be expected to have these turned on whenever they attend an incident of domestic abuse.

"The College of Policing will then look at the results of the video captured cases compared to those that have no video.

"This is a great opportunity for Essex Police to lead the way in evidence based policing and improve our approach to tackling domestic abuse.”

Nick Alston, Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex said: "For complex and varied reasons, victims of domestic abuse are sometimes reluctant to give evidence against the person who has caused them harm.

"Equipping officers attending domestic abuse incidents with body worn cameras means that evidence will often be captured automatically and directly.

"I fully support using technology to help ensure that there is no hiding place for those who commit domestic abuse.”

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10:38am Tue 7 Jan 14

SilverW53 says...

Police, Camera, Action
Police, Camera, Action SilverW53
  • Score: 0

10:39am Tue 7 Jan 14

Citizen 139 says...

Seriously...."Camera wearing cops to record wife beaters"?

Domestic violence isn't just contained to man on woman.
Seriously...."Camera wearing cops to record wife beaters"? Domestic violence isn't just contained to man on woman. Citizen 139
  • Score: 19

10:46am Tue 7 Jan 14

Kim Gandy says...

Citizen 139 wrote:
Seriously...."C
amera wearing cops to record wife beaters"?

Domestic violence isn't just contained to man on woman.
The Home Office Statistical Bulletin of 2009/10 estimates that among adults (aged between 16 and 59) 15.8% of men and 29.4% of women have been victims of domestic violence since the age of 16. It estimates that this represents around 2.6 million men and around 4.8 million women. Looking at the numbers of victims in the last year, 4.2% of men and 7.5% of women are estimated to have experienced domestic violence equating to around 677,000 men and 1,207,000 women. So on both of these measures about one third of victims are men.
Acedemic surveys overwhelmingly show that men are victims as frequently or more frequently than women.


Source: http://www.dvmen.co.
uk/

So you can see that females still constitute the majority of victims.
[quote][p][bold]Citizen 139[/bold] wrote: Seriously...."C amera wearing cops to record wife beaters"? Domestic violence isn't just contained to man on woman.[/p][/quote]The Home Office Statistical Bulletin of 2009/10 estimates that among adults (aged between 16 and 59) 15.8% of men and 29.4% of women have been victims of domestic violence since the age of 16. It estimates that this represents around 2.6 million men and around 4.8 million women. Looking at the numbers of victims in the last year, 4.2% of men and 7.5% of women are estimated to have experienced domestic violence equating to around 677,000 men and 1,207,000 women. So on both of these measures about one third of victims are men. Acedemic surveys overwhelmingly show that men are victims as frequently or more frequently than women. Source: http://www.dvmen.co. uk/ So you can see that females still constitute the majority of victims. Kim Gandy
  • Score: -17

10:47am Tue 7 Jan 14

Kim Gandy says...

....despite what it says in this survey. The figures still bear it out that victims are usually women.
....despite what it says in this survey. The figures still bear it out that victims are usually women. Kim Gandy
  • Score: -11

11:07am Tue 7 Jan 14

All_talk_no_action says...

They should wear them all the time. Both the police and the public will have to behave.
Could be useful on the weekend night life.
They should wear them all the time. Both the police and the public will have to behave. Could be useful on the weekend night life. All_talk_no_action
  • Score: 16

11:14am Tue 7 Jan 14

Route88 says...

I cannot think that there will be many instances where the attacker will continue his assault in the presence of the police!
I cannot think that there will be many instances where the attacker will continue his assault in the presence of the police! Route88
  • Score: 7

11:33am Tue 7 Jan 14

All_talk_no_action says...

Route88 wrote:
I cannot think that there will be many instances where the attacker will continue his assault in the presence of the police!
There are many engagements which the police intervene and get assaulted them selfs. Courts are full of such instances.
[quote][p][bold]Route88[/bold] wrote: I cannot think that there will be many instances where the attacker will continue his assault in the presence of the police![/p][/quote]There are many engagements which the police intervene and get assaulted them selfs. Courts are full of such instances. All_talk_no_action
  • Score: 7

12:27pm Tue 7 Jan 14

wormshero says...

Just to point out that it's the Gazette referring to it as "wife beating", whereas the police accurately refer to it as domestic abuse. It is statistically male on women, although there are certainly cases of women on male, male on male and women on women domestic abuse. Either way, does it really matter on the wording, it's obvious what it's purpose is, and it's likely a good one. If they could put them on riot officers too and make it impossible to turn off/delete segments then maybe things would be a whole lot less heated in those situations too. Infact, I can't really think of many situations where it wouldn't be beneficial.
Just to point out that it's the Gazette referring to it as "wife beating", whereas the police accurately refer to it as domestic abuse. It is statistically male on women, although there are certainly cases of women on male, male on male and women on women domestic abuse. Either way, does it really matter on the wording, it's obvious what it's purpose is, and it's likely a good one. If they could put them on riot officers too and make it impossible to turn off/delete segments then maybe things would be a whole lot less heated in those situations too. Infact, I can't really think of many situations where it wouldn't be beneficial. wormshero
  • Score: 9

12:52pm Tue 7 Jan 14

pembury53 says...

'stella cam'
'stella cam' pembury53
  • Score: 1

2:20pm Tue 7 Jan 14

LastIaugh,,. says...

I hope they don't use it on me when I'm beating the Bishop.

(Our chess games are a private matter)
I hope they don't use it on me when I'm beating the Bishop. (Our chess games are a private matter) LastIaugh,,.
  • Score: 1

3:17pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
....despite what it says in this survey. The figures still bear it out that victims are usually women.
For the very good reason, men are particularly good at bullying, and violence, to the fairer sex.
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: ....despite what it says in this survey. The figures still bear it out that victims are usually women.[/p][/quote]For the very good reason, men are particularly good at bullying, and violence, to the fairer sex. Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: -6

6:35pm Tue 7 Jan 14

pierre-pierre says...

and another story today
A woman has been remanded in custody after being charged with the attempted murder of her husband.

Elaine Freeman, 55, of Watts Close, Barnston, near Dunmow, has been charged with attempted murder of her husband Stephen Freeman and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

http://www.braintree
andwithamtimes.co.uk
/news/10919153.Woman
_charged_with_attemp
ted_murder_of_her_hu
sband/?ref=rss
and another story today A woman has been remanded in custody after being charged with the attempted murder of her husband. Elaine Freeman, 55, of Watts Close, Barnston, near Dunmow, has been charged with attempted murder of her husband Stephen Freeman and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life. http://www.braintree andwithamtimes.co.uk /news/10919153.Woman _charged_with_attemp ted_murder_of_her_hu sband/?ref=rss pierre-pierre
  • Score: 4

7:42pm Tue 7 Jan 14

XtraZombie says...

In my situation, he showed the sort of person he was in the reception of a POLICE STATION, in front of CAMERAS, POLICE AND PUBLIC.... But still got off due to lack of evidence.. So please, tell me how a stupid little hidden camera is going to help anyone....
In my situation, he showed the sort of person he was in the reception of a POLICE STATION, in front of CAMERAS, POLICE AND PUBLIC.... But still got off due to lack of evidence.. So please, tell me how a stupid little hidden camera is going to help anyone.... XtraZombie
  • Score: 0

8:25pm Tue 7 Jan 14

LastLaugh,,, says...

LastIaugh,,. wrote:
I hope they don't use it on me when I'm beating the Bishop.

(Our chess games are a private matter)
Puerile!
[quote][p][bold]LastIaugh,,.[/bold] wrote: I hope they don't use it on me when I'm beating the Bishop. (Our chess games are a private matter)[/p][/quote]Puerile! LastLaugh,,,
  • Score: 4

4:31pm Wed 8 Jan 14

strawberry1 says...

XtraZombie wrote:
In my situation, he showed the sort of person he was in the reception of a POLICE STATION, in front of CAMERAS, POLICE AND PUBLIC.... But still got off due to lack of evidence.. So please, tell me how a stupid little hidden camera is going to help anyone....
Yep same thing happened to me and he has ALOT of previous ie. manslaughter, gbh abh etc and what happens... Walks round free still... I think it's too little too late!!!
[quote][p][bold]XtraZombie[/bold] wrote: In my situation, he showed the sort of person he was in the reception of a POLICE STATION, in front of CAMERAS, POLICE AND PUBLIC.... But still got off due to lack of evidence.. So please, tell me how a stupid little hidden camera is going to help anyone....[/p][/quote]Yep same thing happened to me and he has ALOT of previous ie. manslaughter, gbh abh etc and what happens... Walks round free still... I think it's too little too late!!! strawberry1
  • Score: 2

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