Federal Minister of Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhary has recalled his advise to follow the model of Hong Kong Police.
Fawad Chaudhary in his tweet on Sunday, expressed satisfaction on Islamabad and Motorway Police on the implementation of model.
Fawad Chaudhary wrote, “Few days back I advised to implement police model of Hong Kong, using cameras in uniforms to capture footage and unwanted behavior.”
Fawad continued,” I am delighted to see executed by Islamabad and Motorway Police.”
کچھ عرصہ پہلے میں نے تجویز دی تھی کہ ہانگ کانگ کی طرز پر ویڈیو کیمرہ پولیس کی یونیفارم کا حصہ ہونا چاہئے تاکہ پولیس ناکے پرہونیوالی گفتگو رویہ اور کاروائ ریکارڈ کا حصہ بنے مجھے خوشی ہے کہ موٹروے پولیس اور اسلام آباد پولیس اب اس طریقہ کار پر عمدرآمد کیلئے تیار ہے
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) December 15, 2019
Earlier, Fawad Chaudhary suggested that every policeman should carry a camera on his pocket and every investigation and ‘Naka’ checking must be recorded.
Fawad Chaudhary advised “Moreover, every police station should record the comments of visitors on the application to give a good analysis of that station.”
It is pertinent to mention that, Hong Kong Police in the year 2017 decided to increase the use of body-worn video cameras.
By 2021, every front line uniformed police officer will be equipped with one.
Security Undersecretary of Hong Kong John Lee Ka-chiu said the use of body cameras can help with investigations, relevant prosecution work and trials.
He said that “90 per cent of the cases in 2016, when the camera was on, the subjects stopped over-reactive behavior and became calm when being video-filmed – it reduced confrontations.”
The police now have around 1,400 body cameras used by officers of the Emergency Units, the Police Tactical Unit, the Quick Reaction Force of New Territories North Region and various Police Districts.
There were 28,705 police officers as of April 2016.
The police planned to combine body cameras with a new model of beat radios, in an upgrade to the Fourth Generation Command and Control Communications System by 2021.
The Security Bureau said video footage would be deleted after 31 days if it had no investigative or evidential value, and was not suitable for training or review purposes.
Lee said if an investigation was started within the 31 days, all footage would be kept.
He also said there were cases when footage unfavorable to the prosecution was used in court, and the court eventually dismissed the case because of lack of evidence.