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.