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New York City police officers to wear body cameras in pilot program
New York City police officers to wear body cameras in pilot program

The New York Police Department on Wednesday announced the start of a pilot program this week to fit some officers with body cameras, an idea that has gained nationwide attention in the wake of the shooting of a Ferguson, Mo., man that sparked mass protests. Police Commissioner William J. Bratton and Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the experiment before a grand jury decided not to indict a New York City police officer in the killing of Eric Garner, an unarmed man whose last words -- “I can’t breathe” -- became a rallying cry for demonstrators demanding the officer be prosecuted. Garner’s death as Officer Daniel Pantaleo held him in an apparent chokehold was captured...

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