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Taser cameras delayed for Baltimore County police
Taser cameras delayed for Baltimore County police

Plans to put cameras on Baltimore County police Tasers have been delayed as officials study legal issues surrounding the devices. In December, Police Chief Jim Johnson said a pilot program using battery-operated cameras on Tasers would start within 30 days. But since then, questions about the legality of recording audio of people's interactions with police have led the department to delay the launch, police spokeswoman Elise Armacost said. Maryland is a "two-party consent state," in which both parties need to agree before audio communication can be recorded, Armacost said. Officials are seeking clarification on how that would affect officers' ability to use the...

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