Mayor Emanuel and Police Superintendent McCarthy Announce Expansion Of Body-Worn Camera Program

CHICAGO--(ENEWSPF)--November 30, 2015.  Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy yesterday announced that the city will expand its successful body-worn camera program into an additional six police districts by mid-2016. Body-worn cameras are small video cameras typically attached to an officer’s clothing and are used to record audio and video of certain police activities.

The program will be paid for with a $1.1 million grant from the United States Department of Justice, matched by $1.1 million in City funds. The Chicago Police Department has also applied for additional state grants . . .

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