The Madison city council has again delayed action on equipping police officers with body cameras. Alders heard a report Tuesday night from Jackie Bogess director of the Center for Family Policy and Practice, which conducted extensive interviews with the public. She said those yielded no consensus. “The most important thing to take from this, was there was no strong feeling or detailed argument in favor of police officers wearing body worn cameras,” Bogess said.
The study process began more than a year ago, and while body cameras may come into play down the road, the focus for now will be on building trust between the public and police. In Milwaukee, the Fire and Police Commission last month approved a plan for most police officers to wear body cameras at all times while on duty – though they will not be required to have the devices always activated.