source: Sky News
published: 14 August 2017
Body-worn video cameras are finally being rolled out to firearms teams – more than three years after the Metropolitan Police agreed to issue armed officers with the devices.
About 1,000 cameras are being issued to armed response officers across the capital, bringing them into line with other frontline officers wearing the devices.
In January 2014, the then Met commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe promised armed units would routinely deploy with the recording devices.
Sir Bernard was responding to the outcome of the inquest into the fatal shooting of Mark Duggan, in Tottenham, north London. The 29-year-old’s death in August 2011 sparked widespread rioting across the capital and in several other English cities.