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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Thursday, May 15, 2014

"Putting cameras on police officers is an idea whose time has come"

The Washington Post has this editorial, excerpted at

Having successfully deployed cameras in patrol cars, a number of police departments, including the District’s, are now studying whether body-mounted minicams–attached to an officer’s lapel, for instance–could reduce officer (or civilian) misconduct, among a range of benefits. With sound safeguards, it’s a smart idea.

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