The new VIEVU body video camera recorders to be used by local police officers "will be used to capture law enforcement related contacts a police officer makes" throughout the workday.
This program is clearly intimidating and places the public at a disadvantage — see the photo on page 7 of the newsletter.
Will police officers provide a Miranda-type warning at each encounter? Some cautionary statement would seem to be appropriate as "the video footage will allow for more efficient documentation of police reports, assist in the prosecution of criminal cases. ..."
With all the current publicity about the federal government's high-tech monitoring, it is ironic that the Menlo Park city government authorized such invasive tactics in our community.