Montreal's decision to nix police body cams disappoints alleged victims, advocates

Majiza Philip believes things would have played out differently if the police officers who arrested her four years ago had been wearing body cameras.

Philip was left with a broken arm — and, following surgery, six pins and a steel plate — after a 2014 encounter with Montreal police.

She was arrested outside Olympia Theatre after tapping on the window of a police cruiser, trying to get the attention of a friend detained inside.

Philip was charged with assaulting a police officer and obstructing justice.

There is no video of the incident, and Philip spent three years in and out of court fighting her case.

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