The Chicago Police Department has taken disciplinary action against 22 officers over improper use of dash-cam equipment since December 4.
That's when Acting Police Superintendent John Escalante warned officers of possible punishments for failing to report problems with their dashboard cameras and audio.
"The disciplines were not over a destruction of equipment, but officers failing to use the cameras properly, [i.e. syncing the audio; uploading videos at the end of their tour; inspecting the cameras to ensure they work correctly]," CPD spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told the Chicago Sun-Times.
The department reinforced its disciplinary policy regarding dashboard cameras amid questions surrounding the lack of audio for the videos showing the fatal police shootings of Laquan McDonald and Ronald Johnson.
Since December 4, the use of dash-cam video and audio by officers has increased.
"We've seen a 75-percent increase in user uploads of video at the conclusion of their tours," Guglielmi told the newspaper.