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Los Angeles Police to Use On-Body Cameras

Los Angeles police to start carrying cameras by Summer 2014.

According to an article by Los Angeles radio station KPCC, L.A. police will begin using on-body video cameras as soon as Summer 2014. The small cameras, mounted to the collars of the officers’ shirts, will capture a view of what the officers see.

As reported in the article, such video could have a dramatic effect on criminal cases. A camera recording video and sound has the potential to eliminate the “I said, he said” nature of police activity. The presence of cameras also has a way of putting everyone on their best behavior, which could save lives of both police officers and citizens.

For more on this story, please click on this link to the full article on KPCC.