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Bahamas: IMPROVEMENTS LOADING: COP says police need more body cams; ShotSpotter tech being upgraded

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Commissioner of Police (COP) Paul Rolle assured that the Royal Bahamas Police Force’s (RBPF) body camera and ShotSpotter programs are active and working, noting that additional improvements are being made.

Last August, the RBPF rolled out 200 body-worn cameras and 200 dash cameras in patrol vehicles.

During a recent interview on ILTV’s Beyond the Headlines with host Clint Watson, the commissioner praised the work of his officers and insisted they are being held accountable through the force’s new technology upgrade.

Rolle said all body cameras and dashboard cameras are working efficiently, adding: “I don’t believe that we have sufficient.”

He said several police-involved incidents have been solved using the camera footage — which officers have no access to tamper with.

He pointed specifically to an incident that occurred last August, when a video purportedly of a police officer body-slamming a man during an arrest outside the Village Pub on Balfour Avenue went viral.

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