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Have a full and open debate on rules for LAPD body cameras
Have a full and open debate on rules for LAPD body cameras

The Los Angeles Police Department has committed to outfitting all officers on patrol with body cameras starting next year. The effort was launched last year by Police Commission President Steve Soboroff, but it gained momentum after deadly encounters between police and unarmed black men in Ferguson, Mo., New York City and Los Angeles, and protests over how law enforcement and the criminal justice system treat minority communities. Mayor Eric Garcetti said he will include funding in next year's budget to buy 7,000 cameras with the goal of recording every officer interaction with the public by July 2016. The hope is that the cameras will change the nature of police encounters and bring...

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