ATLANTA PD PULLS ALL OFFICERS FROM FEDERAL TASK FORCES OVER BODY CAMERAS | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


ATLANTA PD PULLS ALL OFFICERS FROM FEDERAL TASK FORCES OVER BODY CAMERAS

SOURCE: POLICE ONE

Atlanta police will no longer partner on task forces with the FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration or U.S. Marshals because the federal agencies won’t allow officers to wear body cameras, the department said.

“The city believes that the public trust we lose from not wearing body cameras is not worth whatever gains we achieve by continuing to serve on these missions without the accountability that body cameras can provide,” said APD spokesman Carlos Campos, who said ending task force participation will not hinder efforts to combat drugs or collar fugitives. “We don’t have to be on a task force to go after gangs.”

In January, an Atlanta officer working with the FBI shot and killed a suspect who was hiding in a closet. Investigator Sung Kim was not wearing a body cam.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good on you, Atlanta!!

But the most disquieting thing here, is the following question: Why are DEA agents not allowed to use body cameras?!?

What horrific things has the DEA has done, which should be hidden from the public, because body cameras might catch something which is the polar opposite of "playing by the rules " here?!?

I think, upon this revelation from the Atlanta PD, that this question needs to be both asked... and answered, honestly, by the DEA.

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