You can choose to not go into a casino.
Yes, it's important to keep police accountable, but there's another side police video that people are unaware of.
At this time in processing and storage technology, body cams do not have real time processing ability, they are simply recording devices.
The difficulty is comes in disclosure or "sun shine " laws that requires public records to be released . There are exemptions to what can be released, information on minors, hipaa, personal info, pending litigation - are all excluded. With that in mind, imagine this scenario - an officer is called into a domestic disturbance call, he walks in with body cam on, the man is ranting, the woman says something about him not taking his medicine, there are several children running around.... To release this recording to the public, virtually all of it has to be redacted (erased out), the kids, the part about medicine, possibly more if there's impending litigation.
There's ZERO way to automatically redact that information so it has to be done manually. Here's the fun part - for every 8 hours of video, it requires 4 hours of redaction time. In real dollars, citizens have to hire 1 new employee for every 2 cameras on the street for one 8 hour shift.. Citizens want accountability, yet refuse to pay the price. Many cities can't even afford enough police/fire/emt in the first place, how can their citizens justify tax increases for administrative staff?
Sure, people argue "what's the cost of a human life when someone is killed by a cop", but day after day, year after year, voters pay taxes and elect/un elect local people who are the best for them... Same reason so many people shop at Walmart, sure it sucks, but it's cheap.