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Police chief weighs benefits of body-worn cameras

One chief is deciding if video will bring peace between police and civilians, while some officers oppose 'Big Brother' following them around


By Randall Stross
The International Herald Tribune

RIALTO, Calif. — The police chief in Rialto, California, is looking into whether patrol officers' use of wearable video cameras can bring benefits for the community.

Here is a fraught encounter: one police officer, one civilian and anger felt by one or both. Afterward, it may be hard to sort out who did what to whom.

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