- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 2, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma City Council has adopted a policy over the use of body cameras by police officers.

The Oklahoman (https://bit.ly/1NNSnqX ) reports that the council’s approval of the policy on Tuesday clears the way for the start of a pilot program to test 100 of the devices. The policy states that the cameras will be utilized to help increase openness, transparency and the public’s confidence in law enforcement.

City leaders and leadership of the police union agree that the cameras are valuable and should be used. The union is seeking an agreement with the police department over “random monitoring” of officers’ video by supervisors.

Police departments around the country have begun to use the technology following the 2014 fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a now-former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer.


Information from: The Oklahoman, https://www.newsok.com

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