Smile! You may be on MPD Bodycam!
The Plans, Training, Research and Development Section of the Maui Police Department has scheduled a one month feasibility study on the use of body-worn cameras by officers in the field.
The study is scheduled to begin on Monday, April 6. The results of the study will assist the Maui Police Department in making informed decisions about the implementation of this technology in the future.
The study follows a well-publicized string of officer-suspect interactions across the nation where allegations of excessive use of force by officers have led to injury or death. Cases in Ferguson, MO, New York and California have rocketed to national attention as clashes between primarily white officers and suspects of color have ended badly – for both sides.