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Poll: Do you think gardaí should wear body cameras?

The Irish Civil Council for Civil Liberties said plans to introduce body cameras are “beyond concerning”.

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PLANS TO INTRODUCE body-cameras for gardaí are “beyond concerning” and open to potential privacy rights breaches, the Irish Civil Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has today warned. 

The rights body said that body-worn cameras could undermine progress made to reform An Garda Síochána along human rights standards, instead of increasing public trust and confidence. 

It also disputed that body-cameras will automatically increase accountability among An Garda Síochána. 

“Mass surveillance of the population is extremely problematic,” ICCL said in a statement. 

However, Deputy General Secretary of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors, Antoinette Cunningham, said “policing and training will overcome these issues”. 

So, today we want to know: Do you think gardaí should wear body cameras?

Poll Results:

Yes (10646)
No (1026)
I'm not sure / no opinion (383)

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