SC considers body cameras for police

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    THE Supreme Court yesterday said it is considering a proposal for judges to require law enforcers to wear body cameras in implementing search warrants.

    “The SC is considering the use of body cameras and an actual and formal resolution would first have to be approved by the Court on this matter. So it would be best for us to wait for this resolution,” SC spokesman Brian Keith Hosaka said.

    The SC did not say what prompted the move but there was a public outcry for the use of body cameras in the wake of the deaths of nine activists in police operations in Calabarzon recently that has been dubbed as “Bloody Sunday.”

    The police defended the operations, saying they followed due process and had secured warrants before executing the operations.

    Human rights lawyer Evalyn Ursua had earlier said body cameras on policemen would prevent speculations of summary killings in case a shootout happens.