SAN JOSE (KRON) — Despite some controversy, body-worn cameras are coming for police officers in San Jose, and testing will begin next week.
KRON 4’s Rob Fladeboe shows us the cameras and explains how they will be used. Beginning on Monday, officer Christian Camarillo is one of 15 San Jose police officers who will begin testing body-worn cameras, and he expects there will be a learning curve.
Mounted on the chest or on eyeglasses like this, the body cameras are part of a pilot program designed to improve accountability. But critics worry a policy that lets officers decide when to turn their cameras on and off will undermine the transparency the cameras are supposed to create.