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Skepticism of NYPD Body Camera Program Dominates Jamaica Town Hall Meeting 

(DNAINFO)  Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska | July 31, 2016 — The NYPD will place 1,000 cameras with officers around the city this fall.

Jamaica residents who came to a town hall meeting Tuesday night expressed skepticism over police body cameras, a program that seeks to bring more transparency and accountability to interactions between officers and New Yorkers.

The NYPD, which was forced to introduce the initiative after a federal judge found the city’s stop-and-frisk policing practice unconstitutional, expects to roll out 1,000 body cameras at 20 precincts as part of the pilot program sometime this fall.

The equipment will be used to record all arrests and any use of force, according to the NYPD, which is currently finalizing its body-worn camera policy.

Source: Skepticism of NYPD Body Camera Program Dominates Jamaica Town Hall Meeting – Jamaica – DNAinfo New York