MPD: 600 Officers To Wear Body Cameras By OctoberA preliminary report by the Minneapolis Police Department says about 600 officers will wear body cameras by this fall. The report says the department reviewed the body camera policies of 18 other law enforcement agencies while creating their own policy.
As Lawmakers Prep For Body Camera Debate, Questions LingerMinnesota lawmakers aren't finding easy answers as they try to hammer out rules for police wearing body cameras next year.
Minn. Lawmakers Debate Regulations For Police Body CamerasMinnesota lawmakers are struggling to regulate new technology allowing police to wear body cameras and record everyday contacts with the public. The use of body cams is growing rapidly on police forces across the country, including Minnesota. It's raising questions about when, and how, they can be used.
Cop Cameras Could Cut Back On Complaints, 'Use Of Force'Some Minneapolis city leaders believe fitting police officers with cameras on their uniforms can save the city money and protect officers from frivolous complaints. On Thursday, council members Betsy Hodges, Gary Schiff and Cam Gordon showed the body cameras to members of the media.