Rep. Greg Stanton today applauded a recent move by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, which will begin to equip agents and officers with body-worn cameras.
In the wake of the January 6 attack, Stanton introduced a bill to require all uniformed, on-duty U.S. Capitol Police officers to utilize body-worn cameras.
A non-partisan review led by senior retired military leaders and law enforcement experts agreed with Stanton’s push, the measure passed the House as a part of an emergency security supplemental package meant to boost security at the complex. Curiously, it was omitted from a $1 billion Capitol security bill that originated in the Senate and was ultimately approved by the House.
“Every law enforcement officer walking the beat in the United States ought to have a body-worn camera,” said Stanton. “Cameras increase transparency and accountability and make both officers and the public they serve safer.”