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    Yes, you guessed right. Cops behave better when they are on tape. Shine a light on a cockroach…

    The Police Executive Research Forum study included a survey with responses from 254 law enforcement agencies, 63 of which reported using body-worn cameras.

    The analysts identified tangible benefits that include better documentation of evidence, increased police accountability and a reduction in the use of force.

    A yearlong study of the Mesa Police Department in Arizona, for instance, found that camera-wearing officers had 40 percent fewer public complaints, and 75 percent fewer use-of-force complaints, than they had without wearing cameras. Camera-wearing police in Rialto, Calif., had an 88 percent reduction in citizen complaints.

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