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LAPD set to add cameras to patrol cars



By Patrick McGreevy
Los Angeles Times

LOS ANGELES — After years of misfires and false starts, the Los Angeles Police Department is finally on the verge of installing digital video cameras in the first 300 of its patrol cars — those used by officers in the South Bureau.

A test of four competing systems has led Police Chief William J. Bratton to recommend a contract with IBM Corp. for the first phase of a program that will eventually have the cameras installed in all 1,600 patrol cars citywide.

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