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  • 10:36:57 am on April 17, 2010 | 0
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    Cops getting caught on camera increases scrutiny

    CHICAGO – Minutes after a suburban Chicago police officer was charged with striking a motorist with his baton, prosecutors handed out copies of a video showing the beating — taken by a dashboard camera on the officer’s own squad car.

    In California, after a transit cop and an unruly train passenger slammed against a wall during a struggle and shattered a station window last fall, video from a bystander’s cell phone was all over the Internet before the window was fixed.

    The same cell phones, surveillance cameras and other video equipment often used to assist police are also catching officers on tape, changing the nature of police work — for better and worse.

    read more http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_cops_on_camera

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