Baltimore City to Launch Police Body Camera Program May 1

Baltimore City is set to launch a permanent police body camera program on May 1, 2016. The City expects all officers to be equipped by January 2018.

As announced in The Baltimore Sun:

City and police officials outlined the launch of the permanent program Thursday, following a two-month pilot program late last year in which 150 officers wore the cameras in the city’s Eastern, Central and Western districts.

“I firmly believe that the cameras will help bring a greater sense of accountability and trust,” said Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake at a news conference.

The Police Department will deploy the cameras in five stages, to 500 officers at a time, with a goal of equipping all 2,500 officers by January 2018.

The city’s spending panel is expected to approve the program at a meeting next week.

For more information read the full article in The Baltimore Sun.

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