'Smile', You're On An LAPD Camera

He says the Department should have held public hearings on the policies after spending so much time on the process, instead, they were announced Friday at the end of the day and approved today by a vote of 3-1. "This is one of the most important policy decision and change in a decade.. shouldn't be handled in such short notice with such little scrutiny. It's deeply troubling.."The basic concept is the cameras are turned on by the officer in almost every investigative and enforcement activities, except say , in the case of a rape victim being interviewed, or a person who is adamant about not wanting to be recorded.