- Associated Press - Friday, February 5, 2016

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii lawmakers want to set up a task force to see what it would take for police to use body cameras and dashboard cameras statewide.

State Rep. Joy San Buenaventura says it would protect police from unwarranted complaints and it also would protect the people.

The resolution asks the state Judiciary to study the scope and cost of using the cameras throughout the state. It was introduced in the House of Representatives Friday.

Supporters say using video footage might discourage citizens from filing unfounded complaints against officers, which could save the state money. They say body and dashboard cameras used in other regions have been linked to reduced use of force by officers in the field.


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