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Bratton Wants Body Cameras for NYPD

September 02, 2014  | 

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton announced that he's "actively looking" at equipping police officers with body cameras, and made the pilot presentation to union officials Thursday.

Bratton considered how the police-worn body cameras were implemented in other cities, like Los Angeles, where he served as police chief, and plans to begin the initiative with 50 officers, according to the New York Post.

"It's a technology that I support strongly," Bratton said at a news conference Thursday. "It's a technology that is needed in America to help deal with so many of the events that we're seeing," the Staten Island Advance reports.

"And I would fully expect that before I leave as police commissioner, this department will be probably the best technology equipped department in America," he added.

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J. Sattelmair @ 9/2/2014 3:21 PM

Has anyone even addressed the logistics of body cameras yet?? Most of our patrol cars have cameras that get turned on only at traffic stops and it eats up HUGE amounts of hard drive storage space. Now imagine 10 hour shifts, 8-10 calls per shift per officer. Who's gonna store that and who's gonna manage it? Everyone wants body cameras but I haven't heard any logistics mentioned about this. .

Retired NY oss @ 9/2/2014 3:25 PM

I was around for your first tour, I can't believe how your desire to be the NYPD PC is getting in the way of your common sense. Letting Sharpton get away with publicly embarrassing you. You used to have a set. You stood up to Rudy your last time around, but you won't stand up to DeBlasio and Sharpton.

TheRookie @ 9/2/2014 4:43 PM

The current DeBlasio Administration will probably use Al "Cocaine Snorting C.I.7" Shark-ton to get federal grants for them. I could then see NY using the new NSA Meg-Data Center in Bluffdale, Utah. With its 5 zettabytes of capacity I could see that happen by DeBlasio the Socialist.

132&Bush @ 9/3/2014 7:39 PM

Prior to all public contacts police will now have to say "for quality control purposes this call may be monitored".

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