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New York City police to test wearable cameras

Published on Sep 5, 2014 9:14 AM
 

NEW YORK (REUTERS) - New York City's police commissioner unveiled body cameras on Thursday that his department will start testing soon.

Bill Bratton demonstrated the equipment by playing a short video showing a notably good-natured traffic stop from an officer's perspective.

"I'm going to issue you a summons for that red light, OK?" the unseen officer can be heard politely telling the driver he has just pulled over. "Give me a second, OK?" the officer adds in a reassuring voice, which the driver appears to think is fair enough. "I'll be right back."

It is the sort of genteel encounter between an officer and a civilian that Bratton, the city's police commissioner since January, said he hoped would become more common if both parties know they are being recorded.

 
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