Police shun body-worn cameras

Police on the beat say dozens of body-worn cameras rolled out in Queensland at a cost of more than $6 million to the taxpayer are not being used and left in station cupboards.

And even when they are taken out, the cameras - introduced to keep both police and community safe - are turned off or the footage gathered is "not sent off to the Cloud" to be kept on computer data bases, The Gold Coast Bulletin reports.

Several police sources said feedback into the roll-out of 2700 body-worn cameras had produced confronting results for senior police managers unsure of a quick solution.

"There's been a review. About 40% of the 2700 haven't been turned on or used," a police source said.

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