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Body cameras should be low priority
Body cameras should be low priority

I read with great interest your article on the proposed "test" of body cameras on Baltimore police officers ("Panel urges test of body cameras for city police," Feb. 19). It seems that once again, city leaders have a warped sense of priorities and their ability to pay for them. At a time when Baltimore's public school system is reporting an approximately $60 million deficit and contemplates layoffs, it seems odd that the city would embark on a six-month test of the cameras that will cost a reported $1.4 million and at least $8 million annually to fully implement. One can only imagine the ballooning administrative costs the city will incur when every police...