- Associated Press - Thursday, September 24, 2015

DENVER (AP) - The Denver Police Department will soon require officers working off duty at liquor stores, bars and other businesses to wear body cameras.

The Denver Post reports (https://dpo.st/1MKaRZp ) that Chief Robert White said Tuesday at a city budget hearing that any officer who is assigned a body camera as part of their regular duty will also be required to wear them when they work off-duty jobs.

Earlier this month, the department released a draft policy that did not require off-duty officers to wear cameras. The policy triggered criticism from civil rights groups and the City Council questioned the decision in hearings.

Officers working off-duty assignments are paid by the business they are working for, but wear their uniforms, use department-issued equipment and are bound by department rules.

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Information from: The Denver Post, https://www.denverpost.com

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