NTOA › Forums › Operational Leadership › SWAT Command Decision-Making And Leadership I: Federman v. County of Kern › Could video/audio assisted in determining if Federman was surrendering or aggressing the officers? › Reply To: Could video/audio assisted in determining if Federman was surrendering or aggressing the officers?
We have seen that audio and video does not always tell the whole story. But, it certainly may have cleared things up in this case. Since video/audio was not in use we will never know. I believe if video was in use the officers would have been granted immunity. In my opinion, it is a great tool for teams to video/audio operations not just for documentation and later litigation, but it is also great for reviewing performance.