A Los Angeles police officer wears a body camera during a demonstration for the media in January. Mayor Eric Garcetti unveiled a plan this week to equip every officer on the Los Angeles police force with such a camera. The department has been field testing body cameras on a small number of its 9,900 officers. Nationally, about 1 in 6 officers has been outfitted with a camera.
A Los Angeles police officer wears a body camera during a demonstration for the media in January. Mayor Eric Garcetti unveiled a plan this week to equip every officer on the Los Angeles police force with such a camera. The department has been field testing body cameras on a small number of its 9,900 officers. Nationally, about 1 in 6 officers has been outfitted with a camera. Damian Dovarganes Associated Press file
A Los Angeles police officer wears a body camera during a demonstration for the media in January. Mayor Eric Garcetti unveiled a plan this week to equip every officer on the Los Angeles police force with such a camera. The department has been field testing body cameras on a small number of its 9,900 officers. Nationally, about 1 in 6 officers has been outfitted with a camera. Damian Dovarganes Associated Press file

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December 18, 2014 4:00 PM

Using cameras to give cop’s-eye views of confrontations could help police and public

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