Police body cameras have become a rallying cry in the wake of racially charged decisions by grand juries in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York City, but experts caution that increased use of the devices may raise more questions than answers.
A senior staff attorney for the ACLU says the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has a mixed record when it comes to transparency about the kinds of surveillance used.
Chief Charlie Beck says broken cameras at police stations will get fixed and staff will be better trained on using station surveillance systems.
The Los Angeles Police Department will soon begin placing body cameras on downtown officers.
Downtown Angelenos may be the first to encounter a Los Angeles police officer equipped with a new on-body camera.
The head of the Police Commission said Wednesday he has privately raised more than the $1 million necessary to equip hundreds officers with on-body cameras to increase accountability and reduce complaints by the public.
Los Angeles police officers will begin field testing 60 on-body cameras starting in November as part of a pilot program designed to increase accountability and reduce complaints against officers.
The Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday donated $250,000 to the Los Angeles Police Department to be used towards outfitting each officer with a body camera.