Organizations express concern about the dismantling of the body camera program after statements by the governor of SP
Statements by Governor Tarcísio de Freitas raise concern about the future of a tool that reduces the number of deaths
Policiais com câmera acopladas à farda Foto: Governo do Estado de SP/Divulgação
In a public note released on Wednesday (3rd of January), six organizations working on the issue of public security expressed their concern regarding recent statements by the governor of São Paulo, Tarcísio de Freitas, on the interruption of investments in the body camera project for state military police.
The organizations emphasize that body cameras, even though they do not solve all of the challenges related to crime in São Paulo, are tool with strong positive effects. They believe that improving the use of these cameras are essential to improving public safety in the state.
The alert is signed by Conectas Human Rights, Brazilian Public Security Forum, Sou da Paz Institute, Igarapé Institute, JUSTA as well as USP Violence Studies Center (NEV).