Los Angeles Police To Receive 7,000 Body Cameras
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the cameras will be distributed starting Jan. 1.By Jake Godin | December 17, 2014
Whether or not police should be required to wear body cameras has been a hotly debated question recently, highlighted by the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson earlier this year.
During an NBC interview, the Brown family's attorney Benjamin Crump said: "Let's make a difference. Let's pass the proposal for the Mike Brown law with video body cameras for all police officers in every American city."
Now the city of Los Angeles plans to buy 7,000 of them — or one for the majority of its police officers.