Baltimore County Police will roll out their body camera program faster than originally planned in the wake of confrontations that have brought scrutiny to the department.
Under a plan announced Wednesday by County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, all uniformed officers —about 1,435 — will be equipped with the cameras by September 2017. That's more than a year ahead of the original schedule.
The county also plans an outside review of police response to sexual assault crimes, and an evaluation of police training in behavioral health, cultural competence and de-escalation strategies.
Kamenetz announced the changes at a press conference in Towson with Police Chief Jim...