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NYC to Test Body-Worn Cameras for Police, De Blasio Says

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New York took its first step toward outfitting its 34,500 uniformed police officers with body cameras in an experimental program announced today by Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton.

The largest U.S. police department will begin testing devices this week that digitally record street encounters between officers and civilians. The video will provide reviewable evidence when an officer’s conduct is questioned, Bratton said.