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Jeff Mordock

Jeff Mordock is the Justice Department reporter for The Washington Times. A native of Newtown, Pennsylvania, he previously worked for Gannett and has won awards from both the Delaware Press Association and the Maryland Delaware D.C. Press Association. He is a graduate of George Washington University and can be reached at jmordock@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Jeff Mordock

In this June 12, 2018, photo, Mitchell, S.D., Assistant Police Chief Michael Koster shows a first-generation body camera at the police department in Mitchell, S.D. Los Angeles County deputies, who make up the largest sheriff's department in the nation, will begin getting body-worn cameras in October, the sheriff announced Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. Sheriff Alex Villanueva said 1,200 deputies in five patrol stations will receive the body cameras beginning Oct. 1. Ultimately, the department will spend $25 million over five years for 5,200 cameras. (Briana Sanchez/The Argus Leader via AP, File)/The Argus Leader via AP) **FILE**

Justice Department ends ban on body cameras in joint task forces

The Justice Department announced Thursday state and local police officers who work on joint operations with federal agencies can wear body cameras, reversing a longstanding ban and giving a victory for activists demanding more police accountability. Published October 29, 2020