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Test body cameras on 100 Baltimore officers, task force says
Test body cameras on 100 Baltimore officers, task force says

Baltimore should equip 100 police officers with body cameras in a six-month, $1.4 million pilot program before expanding their use citywide, a mayoral task force recommended Wednesday. In releasing its report, the task force said the cameras would help restore trust with residents, reduce officer misconduct and boost transparency and accountability for the Baltimore Police Department. The cameras are "critical to having an effective police force that everybody wants," said David Rocah, a task force member and senior staff attorney at the ACLU. But he cautioned that the devices "aren't a panacea" to solve every issue. Calls for body cameras increased last summer...

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