Tampa police chief memo says mute function on body worn cameras can't be tracked

The mute function has caused controversy around the country in highly sensitive situations

By Justin Garcia

After adding a controversial mute function to cop body worn cameras earlier this year, Tampa Police Chief Mary O'Connor recently told city council in a memo that the function cannot be tracked by the camera provider. The mute function makes it easier for police to silence audio out in the field, which has caused controversy around the country during highly sensitive situations, including a police shooting and illegal detention of a suspect...

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