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New! Force Science Study Casts Fresh Light on Police Memory Errors

A favored tactic of plaintiffs’ attorneys in civil suits is to cast doubt on an officer’s credibility by emphasizing errors in the officer’s recall of details about the critical incident at issue. Now a major new study by a Force Science research team provides unequivocal scientific support for the fact that erroneous memories of life-threatening...
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Could “Contagious Accountability” Save Your Agency $$$ On Body-Worn Cameras?

A new study of body-worn cameras suggests that even partially equipping a patrol force with BWCs could produce a precipitous overall drop in citizen complaints, while saving a department significant costs. Researchers found that once body cams were introduced on a limited basis in seven police agencies in the US and the United Kingdom, complaints...
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