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100 body cameras issued in BRPD pilot program

1 year 3 months 2 weeks ago October 09, 2015 Oct 9, 2015 Friday, October 09 2015 October 09, 2015 9:13 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police are getting body cameras as part of a 10-month pilot program.

The city police department has received 100 body cameras that will be issued to every uniform patrol police officer in the First District, which covers the highest crime area in the city.

The cameras were rolled out Wednesday at a meeting of law enforcement and citizens who will be subjecting camera policy to an ongoing review.

Ultimately, law enforcement leaders hope to outfit all of the department's roughly 400 patrol officers with the surveillance equipment.

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