The broadcaster says it decided greater than 150 experiences of misuse of body-worn cameras.
The investigation discovered a number of severe allegations, which included experiences in seven police forces the place officers shared digicam footage with mates or colleagues, both in particular person or on-line through social media.
Different allegations included photos of a unadorned particular person being shared between officers and cameras getting used to report conversations.
There have been additionally experiences of misplaced footage, deleted footage, movies not being marked as proof and officers switching off cameras throughout incidents and dealing with no penalty.
The Nationwide Police Chief Council’s lead for body-worn video, Performing Chief Constable Jim Colwell, informed the BBC the incidents “go to the guts of what undermines confidence in policing”.
The Home Office informed the broadcaster: “Police use of expertise, together with body-worn video cameras, have to be lawful, proportionate and justified.”
London Mayor Sadiq Khan not too long ago created the London Policing Board to assist him “scrutinise the power”, following a advice in Baroness Louise Casey’s assessment of the tradition and requirements of the Metropolitan Police.
Baroness Casey informed the BBC police forces have the unsuitable angle in the direction of the cameras.
She mentioned: “There are too many darkish issues that go on that we’re not seeing.
“The earlier (officers) get their heads round the truth that it’s a software that may assist them construct belief they’d be on to one thing – as an alternative of hiding it.”
Earlier this month, a senior police officer in Eire mentioned body-worn cameras have the potential to rework policing in Eire, with an operational pilot starting in the midst of subsequent yr and plans to rollout the units in 2025.
Scotland’s First Minister Huzma Yousaf has additionally vowed to equip Scotland’s police with body-worn cameras.