The goal of the department is to have every car in the fleet camera equipped. Officers will have to be cognizant of the camera and the microphone that will be in their cars. The concern is not so much how they treat the citizen on a traffic stop but their private conversation inadvertently being recorded. We all have heard conversations on the "open mike"..."units watch your radios we have an open mike on the zone".
The best quote we saw was from the Mayor
"A lot of police officers do a tremendous job and they get C.R. numbers [complaints registered]. The complainant never shows up, so it's unfounded. You say, 'Gee, he had 25 unfounded C.R. numbers. What's wrong with him?' There's nothing wrong with him. If we had this [camera system], we'll prove it," Daley said.
Amazingly the Mayor seems to be enlightened. So why the hell is the department counting "unfounded" cr #'s in determining placement in the BIS? Please Mr. Mayor shed some light on the Superintendent in this matter.