Philly Cops Demand A 5% “Accountability Bonus” For Wearing Body Cams

  • The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 wants police to receive a 5 percent “accountability bonus” for wearing cameras. They are also demanding an extra 5 percent bonus for officers who live within city limits.
  • “The city has proposed its own contract changes, including a push to require officers live in the city; rules limiting back pay or reinstatement for officers who are fired or disciplined; and a new performance management system,” reported Samantha Melamed.
  • Body cameras are promoted as a means of reducing the use of force, although studies have found mixed results as to their effectiveness, particularly in departments where officers have the ability to switch cameras on and off at their own discretion.

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