- Associated Press - Friday, October 30, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Providence police are about to receive 20 body cameras as part of a trial phase.

WPRI-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1MYxlAT ) Chief Hugh Clements at a City Council Finance Committee hearing Thursday said the city is actively looking at providing police with body cameras. He says he’s in the process of drafting a formal policy on how they’ll be implemented.

The federal government announced earlier this year that it plans on providing body cameras and training to police departments around the country as part of a $20 million pilot program.

President Barack Obama has also said that he wants to give local law enforcement agencies more than 50,000 body cameras over the next three years.

Clements says the city is seeking federal support for the initiative.

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Information from: WPRI-TV, https://www.wpri.com

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