Smile, Villains! London Cops Start Wearing Cameras Today

Metropolitan Police wear body-worn video cameras, ahead of a year-long pilot scheme in Kentish Town, London, on May 6, 2014. Photographer: Yui Mok - WPA Pool

London's police force will start testing smartphone-sized wearable cameras today, deploying 500 of the devices to record a police-eye-view of the city. The Metropolitan Police service is hopeful that the cameras, clipped onto officers' chests, will aid evidence gathering, said James Hulme, a spokesman for the Met.

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