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LAPD's plan for 7,000 body cameras comes with challenges
LAPD's plan for 7,000 body cameras comes with challenges

Los Angeles will purchase 7,000 cameras for police officers to wear while on patrol, making the city a laboratory in the use of devices that bring the promise of more transparent policing but also concerns about civilian privacy. Los Angeles would be the first major U.S. city to use the cameras on a wide scale. Police departments across the country have been increasingly studying the cameras after the fatal shooting of a black teenager by a white officer in Ferguson, Mo., and the contradictory accounts of what happened. “The trust between a community and its police department can be eroded in a single moment,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti, who added that all the LAPD cameras should...

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