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Chicago police to wear body cameras
2017-12-12

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson announced Dec. 10 that all patrol officers in the city are now equipped with body cameras as part of ongoing police reform efforts.

The final police districts—Calumet, Near West, Albany Park and Grand Central—have come online, one year ahead of schedule.

In total, more than 7,000 sworn CPD personnel ( including all district-assigned CPD officers, tactical officers and supervisors ) are now equipped with body-worn cameras. A press release said that "the program is an integral part of the Department's commitment to strengthen CPD's crime fighting and investigatory tools, increase transparency and accountability, promote the safety of officers and residents, and rebuild trust with the communities that police serve."


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