According to the Pew Research Center, almost 70 percent of all adults in the United States own smartphones. That number rises to 86 percent among adults between the ages of 18 years and 29 years.
There are many advantages to essentially carrying a computer in one’s pocket, and one of those advantages is the ability to record video at the touch of a button.
This ability has had a ripple effect across many corners of society, but probably none more so than in law enforcement. Police departments have responded to the trend of citizen recordings by increasing their own video recording capabilities, most notably through body-worn cameras.