12.02.14

Washington Post: Chicago Police to Test Body Cameras on Officers "Within 60 Days"

Hunter Schwartz of the Washington Post reports on body cameras for Chicago police officers:

The Chicago Police Department will likely begin testing body cameras on officers within the next two months, the department’s superintendent said.

“We have a number of officers who have volunteered because that’s how we’re going to handle it initially,” Superintendent Garry McCarthy told the Chicago Tribune on Monday. “I endorse the program. I would say within 60 days we’ll be up in running.”

“Having a video record of events not only deters the use of excessive force, but it also helps dispute or demonstrate claims of police brutality — in either case, it improves community confidence in a just result,” Rep. Adam Schiff (R-Calif.) said in a statement.

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By:  Hunter Schwartz
Source: Washington Post