How the cloud helped police warm up to body-worn cameras

The technology for body-worn cameras has been around for years, but it wasn’t until this past year that law enforcement agencies have moved to adopt them in significant numbers.

Of course, a big part of the reason was the fallout from several high-profile incidents involving law enforcement’s controversial use of deadly force, bookended by the ensuing riots in 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri, and in Baltimore just last month. These reactions made it clear how important body-worn cameras could be, to the point that the Ferguson police department implemented the devices just weeks after Michael Brown’s shooting.

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Network World Colin Neagle