Police in the United States are being urged to wear full face shields as they respond to a growing number of police killings.
The American Civil Liberties Union has launched a campaign asking Americans to wear “face coverings” when they walk down the street to avoid being mistaken for a police vehicle.
“There is a lot of concern and concern around police officers in the country right now, whether it is in the streets or in the workplace,” said Emily Schulte, the ACLU’s director of civil liberties and democracy.
“And while that concern is legitimate, there’s a lot we don’t know about the way they’re using the force, or their tactics and the way that they’re interacting with the community,” she said.
“What’s happening in police departments across the country has created a lot more concern about how they’re being deployed, and they need to understand how they are being deployed and why they’re deploying them.”
The police officers are not wearing masks because they fear that they might be perceived as a threat, said Ms Schultes.
Ms Schultse said the ACLU was also urging police departments to use body cameras, which can record police interactions.””
The best way to protect yourself and your community is to wear your mask, and that’s what we’re trying to encourage police officers to do,” she added.
Ms Schultse said the ACLU was also urging police departments to use body cameras, which can record police interactions.
“We know that when a police officer has been killed or injured, their family can’t just sit back and wait for the footage to come out,” she explained.
A number of American cities have been struggling with police brutality over the past year, including Ferguson, Missouri, where an officer was killed after an off-duty officer pulled him over for speeding.”
It’s important for people to be aware that police officers can be shot and killed, and their families can’t wait for that footage to be released.”
A number of American cities have been struggling with police brutality over the past year, including Ferguson, Missouri, where an officer was killed after an off-duty officer pulled him over for speeding.
In Australia, the National Police Association (NPPA) has called for a nationwide campaign against racial profiling.
The organisation said that more than 1,000 officers had been killed by police in the US since 2010, and the number was expected to reach more than 12,000 by the end of this year.