Brussels police to start wearing bodycams from September
Thursday, 20 August 2020
Brussels police are expected to start wearing body cams around September, following three months of testing the gear.
The mayor of the City of Brussels, Philippe Close, told La Capitale that the city will purchase the portable cameras following several incidences of “aggressive” arrests.
The cameras will not be turned on at all times, as officers will be able to turn the feed on and off themselves when they feel recording is necessary. Depending on the situation, the footage will be saved for a few months.
“It is not our intention to film civilians constantly,” Close said. “Officers will have the right to turn on the camera only during some types of interventions.” Which types of interventions will require police footage, however, has not been specified.