CLEVELAND -- A police-involved shooting over the weekend has many people calling for more dash cameras to be installed in patrol cars.
According to City Councilman Zack Reed, Cleveland is the only big city in Ohio without fleet-wide cameras.
A pilot program launched two years ago resulted in 15 cameras installed in cars, but with more than 400 patrolmen and women throughout the city, some say that's not enough.
"Just that simple tool would have prevented so many injustices in our community," said attorney Michael Nelson.
Nelson is a family friend of Randall Scott, the 27-year-old shot by police Saturday night.
The shooting is still under investigation.
"Would a dash camera have prevented this tragedy? Maybe not, but it would surely clear up a lot of the confusion and misinformation. It would protect both the citizen and the police officer," Nelson said.
Retired Cleveland Police Officer Jim Simone says his self-installed dash camera system protected him for nearly 40 years on the streets.
"It's such a great tool. First, it makes you be the policeman that you need to be, because you're filming yourself. Secondly, it shows what you saw and why you did," Simone said.
For years, Simone was known as Cleveland's "Supercop". Shot, stabbed and run down on the job, Simone arrested countless criminals.
He also used deadly force on numerous occasions. Each fatal shooting he was involved in, was found to be justified in court.
Simone attributes using a camera every time he got in his patrol car as part of his daily protection.
"To protect myself against the system. I was more afraid of judges and lawyers than I was of the people I was trying to apprehend out here," Simone said.
"I'm amazed we haven't done this [division-wide] already. It eliminates so many complaints against police," Simone said.