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Document: Baltimore Police Department's body worn camera policy

More than 150 police officers in east, west and central Baltimore were equipped with body cameras Monday — instructed to begin recording their interactions with the public as a first step toward department-wide use of the technology next year.

The department declined Monday to release the "draft policy" it developed to govern how and when officers use their cameras, how officers can respond to citizen requests not to be filmed, how the department plans to use the footage, and who will have access to the recordings. Those issues have been debated nationally and raise thorny legal questions, including around citizens' privacy concerns.

Tuesday, the department released a PDF of their policy, as seen below.

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