DOJ Launches $20 Million Program Providing Body Cameras To Local Police


The U.S. Department of Justice is launching a pilot program aimed at expanding the use of body cameras worn by police officers, the Washington Post reports. The cameras are meant to help local and tribal law enforcement agencies improve relationships with the public after a year of protests aimed at the way police officers use lethal force, particularly toward black men and boys. “Body-worn cameras hold tremendous promise for enhancing transparency, promoting accountability, and advancing public safety for law enforcement officers and the communities they serve,” said Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

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