08/03/2010

Calif. cops protecting themselves legally with wearable cameras

Video-recording interactions to document evidence for criminal cases and to protect themselves against complaints and litigation

By Ben Aguirre Jr.
Oakland Tribune

UNION CITY, Calif. — The next time you interact with one of this city's police officers, know that your conversation may be recorded.

For the last three months, Union City police officers have been video-recording some of their interactions with the public in an effort to document evidence for criminal cases, and to protect themselves and the city against complaints and litigation.

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