Since the inception of the Ferguson Riots use of police body cameras has exploded. Further public unrest in Baltimore convinced police departments that they need these crucial devices for evidentiary purposes against litigation in court. With increased liability comes an innovative solution in the way of body cameras. States are beginning to legislate required use of body cameras by police agencies. Some departments are simply following suit, seeing the pending necessity of having such equipment. Police officers should not be afraid to do their jobs out of fear of liability. Body cameras help solve this problem by showing both sides, the civilian and the officer, during a confrontation or interaction.
Body cameras not only benefit officers but private citizens such as security guards and bounty hunters as well. Security guards can benefit from body cameras by minimizing their personal liability during an altercation with another individual or for documenting property damage and other incidents. Bounty hunters race many of the same risks that their sworn counterparts do. Body cameras are immensely helpful in refuting false claims and for documenting proper procedure in use of force situations. Military personnel can also utilize body cameras to take note of security risks and issues within military installations.