Sunday, October 04, 2015

Chief: Body cam vendors doing 'the Johnny Manziel money sign'

Dallas Police Chief David Brown made a wry observation that the push for police to wear body cameras will lead to some lucrative contracts: “'It makes me want to retire and buy body camera stock,' Brown told an audience at a Verizon Wireless conference Thursday. 'It makes me want to sit on the beach and do the Johnny Manziel money sign. Because it’s a seller’s market.'”

The Texas Legislature ponied up $10 million for body cams this year and local agencies and DA's offices have spent millions more equipping officers with cameras in the last 12 months.

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Anonymous said...

I'm working on a Barrel-Cam that looks like a red dot laser attachment. I only need two more investors with deep pockets and no friggin Sharks are welcome to participate.

Anonymous said...

Apple, were are you now that we really need that expertise?

johntall said...

Until we take away the cop's ability to disable his body mounted recording device, nothing will change.

We already have in car video and body mics, but cops routinely disable them to hide their questionable/illegal behavior from future review.

The decision to disable HAS TO BE taken away from the person wearing/using the device.