San Francisco police could get body cameras for all officers

Apr 30, 2015 1:38 PM by News Staff

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The mayor of San Francisco wants to spend more than $3 million to equip every patrol officer with a body-worn camera, a move that comes amid a national firestorm over the way police treat people of color.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports Thursday that the plan would make the city's police force one of the largest in the nation to use the technology.

Protests have in recent months swept the nation following several highly publicized police killings of unarmed black men. Since Michael Brown was fatally shot in August by a white officer in Ferguson, Mo., many have called for more accountability - a call heightened this month with the in-custody injury that led to the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, the newspaper reported.

San Francisco must still come up with policies for use of the technology.


Information from: San Francisco Chronicle

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