Nunavik police opt to expand use of body-worn cameras, Tasers across region – Nunatsiaq News

Nunavik police opt to expand use of body-worn cameras, Tasers across region – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on September 17, 202042 Views

17 September 2020

KRPF says tools could help de-escalate violent, high-risk incidents

The Kativik Regional Police Force says it’s planning to invest in body-worn cameras and Tasers across the region as a way to address and prevent violent encounters between police and civilians.

The police force launched a pilot project at the beginning of the year, deploying six cameras worn by various officers on duty to capture their interactions.

Between January and August 2020, those cameras captured footage from 160 interactions between police and citizens in Kuujjuaq. A number of those videos were later used as evidence in criminal files.

The KRPF has deemed the pilot a success; KRPF Chief Jean-Pierre Larose said that footage has increased police accountability, boosted public confidence and reduced the use of force by its officers.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/covid-19-testing-site-indigenous-people-toronto-1.5726770

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