This is unacceptable! They do this to hide 80% of their crimes and their racial acts.
Just when you thought the scandal-ridden Chicago Police Department was ready to collapse under the weight of its own idiocy, secrets like this pops up.
Police cameras, either dashcams of bodycams, are considered effective ways to ensure transparency and accountability to police forces in the country, due to the many killings of unarmed black people.
However, recent events in Chicago prove that cameras cannot compensate for a corrupt police force, in which these criminal officers destroy and otherwise tamper with the cameras.
Out of 850 of the City’s dashcams, 80 percent of them were found to be not properly recording audio, blaming it on officer error and “intentional destruction.” Typically, Chicago cops would pull the batteries out of the cameras, place the microphones in their glove compartments, broke or got rid of the microphone antennas, if the dashcams had microphones at all.
“This equipment is for the protection of the public and of the officers. To have people who don’t like the rules to take it upon themselves to do something like this is very troubling,” Soboroff said.
This recent report helps to further erode public confidence in the Chicago police and Mayor Rahm Emanuel, as the ongoing scandal of corruption, criminality and cover up by the Chicago Police Department chases him like a police dog.