As any officer will tell you, domestic violence calls can be some of the most difficult to prosecute. Due to the nature of the relationship between attacker and victim, the victim will very often recant their official statements or refuse to cooperate with law enforcement after the initial call. This often leads to cases being dismissed.
In Bell County, Texas, police are finding that after equipping 300 of their officers with body-worn cameras, the number of domestic violence cases that wind up being dismissed has dropped dramatically. With the evidence provided by the body-worn cameras, it is difficult to refute that the violence too place. In response, many of the accused choose to plead guilty rather than face trial.
Post time: May-28-2019