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CLEVELAND - The Cleveland City Council approved a $1.6 million plan to buy body cameras for city officers on Monday.
The money will be used to outfit 1,000 police officers with the cameras.
With three officer-involved shootings in the last 30 days, Cleveland Councilman Zack Reed said the cameras are needed to give the public a clearer picture of what happens in those types of situations.
The cameras are scheduled to be rolled out at the beginning of 2015.
I will prostrate myself before all and offer my apologies once proven wrong in this assertion - let's wait and see shall we.
(CNN) —Lab results are back in the case of a teenager who died in a police shooting in St. Louis last week, and they show gun residue on the clothing and body of Vonderrit Myers, authorities said Tuesday.
The residue was found on Myers' shirt, jeans and hand, according to a release from St. Louis police.
Its presence on his hand could mean that he discharged a firearm, was near a firearm when it went off or that Myers touched something with gun residue on it, police said. People shot at close range could also have residue deposited on their hands.
Myers was fatally shot Wednesday by a St. Louis officer, who was off-duty but wearing his uniform while moonlighting for a security company.
Police have said the teenager fired a pistol three times at the officer. Myers' relatives have said they don't believe that account.
originally posted by: halfpint0701
Finally, an expenditure by the Cleveland City Council that I fully support.
originally posted by: Aleister
I'd think there would have to be an off switch, for when the officers had to go to the bathroom, or they're talking or gossiping with each other in the car, and during lunch or that visit to the donut shop. If everything they do or say is on record somewhere (even on the net) then that would really inhibit their personal conversations, something as un-American as misusing police powers itself.
originally posted by: rockintitz
Cameras work. Ever seen an officer use excessive force on anyone during an episode of cops?