BWCs in the News

Center Stage: Madison's new police chief backs body cameras on officers

"I believe that progressive, 21st century police departments should have body-worn cameras," Chief Shon Barnes tells our political podcasters just a few weeks into his new job as Madison's top cop.

Madison, WI, is one of the few cities of its size without cameras on patrol officers and one of only a third of police agencies in Wisconsin that haven't embraced the technology.

Yet Barnes stresses that whether to equip his officers with the devices is the community's decision, not his.