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New York City Advocate Calls for NYPD to Use Body Cams

August 12, 2014  | 

In response to the case of a Staten Island man who died in a cop’s chokehold, the New York City Public Advocate called Monday on Mayor de Blasio to curb bad police behavior by equipping officers with body cameras.

Letitia James implored de Blasio, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton and the City Council to support her proposal for a body-cam pilot program, saying, "We need action today!" the New York Daily News reports.

"Simply rewriting the rules is not enough," said James, apparently referring to Bratton's plan to retrain all officers in the use of force in the wake of Eric Garner’s death.

Garner died July 17 when a plainclothes police officer put him in an NYPD-prohibited chokehold while trying to arrest him for selling bootleg cigarettes on a Staten Island street.

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