This police officer has his own private camera for home security
Police officers have become the latest target of online harassment after the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposed rules that would require them to have cameras at their homes.
The new rules come after several protests against the proposed rules, which would have required police to turn on cameras if they are not present in a public place.
The FCC is working on a new set of rules that are due to be voted on in February.
The latest proposed rules would also allow police to record the conversations of their officers, and require them with a court order to produce a written statement that would explain the order.
“If a police officer or employee is recorded in public without his or her consent, that person would have to provide a written explanation,” the FCC said in a statement.
The proposed rules were approved by the commission’s commissioners in March and are due in late May.
The commission’s vote was unanimous.
“We are very proud of the fact that the FCC voted in favor of these new rules, but we will continue to work to get these rules passed and into effect as quickly as possible,” FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel said in the FCC’s statement.
“There are no shortcuts when it comes to ensuring the safety of our communities.
We are also proud to work with other states and localities to get the rule in place quickly and with as little inconvenience to the public as possible.”
The FCC also approved a separate proposal to require police departments to provide officers with a copy of their driver’s licenses.
The police department would have until April 2018 to comply with the requirement.
The commissioner of the Police Protective Association of America said that while he believes the police will still be required to record audio and video of officers’ conversations, he said that the new rules could force officers to change their tactics.
“The officers would have the ability to take that footage, and they could then use it against them in court,” he told CNN.
“This would mean the officers would be forced to change, and we’d have a situation where there would be more aggressive policing.”
The proposal comes amid mounting anger over police brutality, especially after the fatal shooting of Eric Garner, a Staten Island man, by a police patrolman in 2015.
The former New York City mayor, Eric Garcetti, and the Democratic mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Brown, have also criticized the proposed changes.
“I think that this is a very serious issue that deserves a lot more attention than it is getting,” Garcetti told the New York Times in May.
“It needs to be looked at.
I would suggest it be addressed at the state level, and it needs to get a lot better.”