Teen's killing revives call for cops to use body cams


Posted at Aug 23 2017 10:36 PM

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The controversial death of a teenage boy killed by Caloocan police in an anti-drug operation has revived previous proposals to equip policemen with body cameras.

In 2016, Muntinlupa Rep. Ruffy Biazon filed such a bill with the aim of deterring possible police abuses during anti-crime operations.

This week, Senator Sherwin Gatchalian said he would also file a bill requiring the use of body cameras to record footage of any police operation from start to finish.

Biazon joined ANC Future Perfect to discuss how body cameras can help curb police abuses. Stephanie Dee, a distributor of Zumi body cameras, also joined the discussion.

"When we first introduced the bill last year, there was kind of a resistance from the PNP. They mentioned the cost. But now there's public clamor for accountability and I think they're changing their minds," Biazon said.

-ANC Future Perfect, August 23, 2017