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    ... in Orange

    August 24, 2016 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 19 °C

    A police department in Rialto, CA has instituted a program in which half of the uniformed officers in the department, selected at random from week to week, wear cameras on their uniforms and are instructed to activate them any time they leave their patrol car to interact with a civilian.

    The first year of the program has already seen an 88 percent decline in the number of complaints the department has received, reports the New York Times. The officers also used force 60 percent less often, and when force was used, more than half the time it was carried out by an unmonitored officer.

    The ACLU and other civil libertarians have expressed concern over privacy issues stemming from the recordings Montre Caméra Espion , but the Rialto Police Department has said that all of the gathered footage is only to be used internally, and will only be kept for a short amount .
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