CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - Police body cameras and dashcams are technology that are supposed to help the public have a clear record of what really happens between police and the citizens they protect.
But not if the cameras are turned off.
Twenty two police officers were disciplined for the audio and video not working in their police squad cars. A police spokesperson said the officers did not destroy the devices, they were not using the cameras properly.
Discipline ranged from a reprimand, to a three-day suspension or loss of leave, according to a report from the Chicago Sun Times.
Back in December, interim CPD Supt. John Escalante told every offer that it is their duty to check their equipment and make sure it is working properly before every shift.