North Carolina: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police deploy head-mounted cameras in DWI checkpoint; public more polite when knowing they are being filmed…don’t kick the cops as much!

CHARLOTTE, NC — 2013-08-17 — Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police debuted new head-mounted cameras during a DWI checkpoint early Friday morning.
It’s the latest technology to hit the force.  A lipstick camera mounted on a pair of glasses officers wear to record their interactions with the public.
So far, it’s a big hit.
Officials wearing the devices said as soon as people notice the camera, and figure out they’re being recorded, they become much more docile and less abusive toward law enforcement.
The devices got a real workout during a large DWI checkpoint held along Central Avenue in east Charlotte.
Police agencies every year dedicate at least one of these DWI events to the family of Jennifer Zartman.
She was a 21-year old woman killed by a drunk driver in 2006 in Wilmington.
Her parents Nancy Edwards and Randy Zartman were on hand as police busted dozens of people for various offences.
Police said in just the first 30 minutes of being there, seven people were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.
As the night progressed, ….MORE
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