07/27/2010

SF cops use cameras to record interactions

The goal is to gather evidence and provide a video record if misconduct allegations arise

By Demian Bulwa
San Francisco Chronicle

SAN FRANCISCO — As police work is increasingly captured on camera and scrutinized by the public, from traffic stops to a BART police officer's killing of Oscar Grant, many law enforcement agencies are asking the same question.

Why not control the cameras ourselves?

Around the Bay Area, police departments are studying what would be a profound cultural shift in law enforcement: outfitting all cops with wearable cameras to record stops, arrests, sobriety tests and interviews.

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