The idea of police body cameras has been gaining a lot of support since the Ferguson fiasco began several months ago.

Yesterday, the Grand Jury announced that there would be no charges filed against Officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed unarmed teenager, Michael Brown. The Brown family released a statement, saying “Join with us in our campaign to ensure that every police officer working the streets in this country wears a body camera.”

Now that the jury about the case has been reached, will policy makers turn their attention to body cameras?

Studies have shown that body cameras, which capture all police-civilian interaction, are useful, not just for the public, but for the police force as well. A research committee that traveled across the United States came across a California police department equipped with cameras. Within their jurisdiction bounds, citizen complaints against police officers dropped by a whopping 80 percent. The use of force incidents dropped by 50 percent.

In Cleveland, Ohio, 12-year-old Tamir Rice was killed by an officer. Like the Ferguson case, Cleveland citizens are smothered in unanswered questions because nobody knows what truly took place. City councilman Zack Reed said that if Cleveland police had been equipped with body cameras, there would be less ambiguity.

Even Cleveland officers, and others across the country, support the use of police body cameras because of the opportunity for fairness.

After the vast amount of support, the Cleveland Council authorized $1.6 million in spending to get hundreds of officers equipped with cameras. Reed says that Mayor Frank Jackson is delaying the process.

The case in Ferguson has sparked riots as tension between the police and the public grow stronger. Body cameras would help ease this kind of tension, aiding in investigations, providing more answers, and preventing a he-said, she-said situation between witnesses and police.

“I can’t tell you how many people have said, ‘Go ahead, keep going and how can I support you?’” Reed says. For the city of Cleveland, officially getting police body cameras out there is a matter of putting pressure on Jackson.

As for the rest of the country, it’s a matter of officials realizing the importance of eliminating the information gap

Several cities have already responded to the Ferguson-like situations. Livermore, Oklahoma has taken further steps to push body cameras on officers, and more departments across New Jersey could see more cameras in 2015. Minneapolis just launched a body camera pilot program, Denver is requesting 800 cameras for 2015, and Colorado Springs is testing the devices.

Though the Ferguson case is over, tensions between the public and police continue to rise. The Tamir Rice is still ongoing, and recently, video evidence surfaced, which hasn’t been released yet.

Do you think police body camera should be mandatory?