Some Police Departments Drop Body Cameras, Citing Costs

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Police departments in at least two states that outfitted their officers with body cameras have shelved them, blaming laws requiring videos to be stored longer, which they say would significantly increase the cost, the Associated Press reports. About a third of the nation's 18,000 police agencies are either testing body cameras or have embraced them to record officers' interactions with the public. Departments in Indiana and Connecticut suspended programs this year after their states imposed considerably longer video . . .

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