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The Big One: Police Body Camera Debate Heats Up as Mayor Calls for $5.4M – DC Inno

dcogcadmin | September 17, 2015

Under new budget proposal, thousands of body cameras will be fitted to DC police officers 

On the streets of the nation’s capital, during a summer crimewave that has wrought more than 100 homicides, a police body camera “experiment” is taking place.

A contentious debate surrounding the city’s 2016 budget may dictate how this experimental program evolves, however—providing what could be seen as a rough model for implementation in other cities. But important questions loom over the program as it ramps up implementation over the next year, including who should be allowed to access and watch body camera footage. [Read More]