When the child's mother said she didn't beat her kid, one officer responded, “We want you to beat him,” according to bodycam footage.
Pulled over for a minor traffic stop, the 23-year-old ended up with cuts on her head and legs, abrasions on her hands, and blown-out blood vessels in her eyes, per the complaint.
"When you hear someone calling for help, you are supposed to help. This officer failed in the most basic human sense,” Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said.
Body-worn cameras are accepted as a useful tool to keep police, and the public, in line. Why does the RCMP seem so against them?
Police want to decide when to turn the cameras on.
The cameras are usually lauded as effective ways to prevent police brutality, discourage use of force, and facilitate prosecution if the officer is accused of wrongdoing.
The RCMP is apparently following international policing trends and launching a pilot project that will have some officers recording their every interaction.