Atlanta police often failed to use body cameras

Atlanta police often failed to use body cameras

December 5th, 2018 by Associated Press in Breaking News

ATLANTA (AP) — An audit has found Atlanta police officers failed to turn body cameras on and off at required times in more than half of cases.

News outlets cite the auditors' findings in Tuesday reports. Police Chief Erika Shields says she's not happy with the audit's results but she's not surprised because she knows requiring officers to wear the cameras since 2016 has been a cultural shift.

Shields had asked the City Auditor's Office for the review.

The report says officers failed to record two-thirds of dispatched calls between November 2017 and May 2018. Auditors also found officers deleted videos they were not authorized to and mislabeled some too.

Shields says her department has made a commitment to transparency and there will be more proactive discipline as a result of internal audits.