We continue the change-Democratic Bulgaria with an important bill: Police officers must wear „body cameras“
An important bill was submitted to the National Assembly. This became clear from a post on the Фейсбук social network of the MP from the We continue the Change-Democratic Bulgaria Ivaylo Mirchev . He explained that it will introduce the rule that police officers must wear individual cameras – the so-called „ body cameras “. We publish his post without editorial intervention:
“We submitted a proposal to the parliament that police officers must wear individual cameras (so-called „ body cameras “).
The expected effects of body cameras:
– Police violence against citizens will decrease;
– Corruption among police officers will be limited;
– It will be practically impossible for a police officer to be assaulted by an unscrupulous citizen;
– Cases of „ covering up a colleague “, widespread in the Ministry of Internal Affairs, will be limited;
– Their recordings will be able to be used as evidence in court;
– Cases of stopped and released drunk and drugged drivers will be limited;
– The effect of police activity will be improved (guards, border patrols, etc.);
– Confidence in the employees of the Ministry of the Interior will increase.
Do you remember the heated debates on whether or not to have cameras in polling stations and the doubts as to whether they would have any effect? Well, it had an effect and a serious one.
In the coming days, you will hear a lot of criticism of this proposal of ours – from the fact that the cameras were expensive, to the fact that they would not help, that they broke, fell (on the front in Ukraine, the soldiers on the front line have no problem with such cameras, although heavy fighting takes place). There will be some resistance, but the step is correct and will produce the effects listed above.
We are submitting the proposal together with Nadezhda Yordanova, Bozhidar Bojanov and other colleagues from the parliamentary group of We Continue the Change-Democratic Bulgaria. ”