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Like it or not, we live in a country where the average citizen’s word is practically worthless if contradicted by the words of a police officer. As a consequence of this reality, the majority of police misconduct that occurs daily goes unreported and undetected by Courts and prosecutors. The misuse of physical force is routinely blamed on the suspect by police officers. The use of coercive investigative techniques are routinely denied by police officers. The illegal detention of citizens is a daily occurrence, sustained by the exaggerations and misrepresentation of police officers. Without a video recording of what actually occurred, the typical citizen, once arrested, is often powerless in a court of law when faced with the lies and distortions perpetrated by police officers. One partial solution to this problem is the citizen who is willing to video record police officers engaged in their daily activities.Continue reading