I say forget about the average policeman, they’re already doing an outstanding job, however, they should place cameras on all these hack bureaucrat numb-skulls like Paatero, who likes being able to search people’s homes without a search warrant. In fact, place cameras on all of our politicians, here and in Brussels.
Turun Sanomat reports today that National Police Commissioner Mikko Paatero says that police body cameras would be a welcome addition to the standard equipment carried by law enforcement officers in this country.
The head of the Finnish Police Federation Yrjö Suhonen is also in favour of the idea, saying that they could improve legal protection for police officers, but he also told Turun Sanomat that all aspects of their use should be considered first. One that he mentioned is that they could be an additional stress factor, although he added that the basic assumption is that “the actions of Finnish police can stand the light of day.”
National Police Commissioner Paatero did, however, point out that for the time being, cameras are not being purchased. Police officials will have to first look at the practical aspects of the technology, and he also noted that the cameras mounted in police vehicles are developing all the time, making it also worthwhile examining how these could be more effectively used.