SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — San Francisco police supervisors serving search warrants will soon be wearing video cameras on their chests in an effort to head off allegations of wrongdoing during raids.
About 50 plainclothes supervisors will be outfitted with $1,000 cameras within the next six weeks, Police Chief Greg Suhr said Monday. Eventually, about 150 cameras will be deployed.
“We can have a recording of the conversation at the door with regard to consent on consensual entries or the announcement on search warrant entries,” he said. “The main goal is to capture for purpose of evidence preservation the conversation at the threshold.”