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Arizona Police Gets Low Marks for Body Cam Usage

Body Cams: Accountability, not Surveillance

Body cams are cameras worn by police officers, designed to record footage of all encounters with the public while the officer is in uniform. The hope behind body cameras is to increase police accountability and reduce excessive force incidents. While over a third of the nation's more than 18,000 departments are using or testing body cams, challenges are getting in the way of the cameras truly fulfilling their objectives.

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