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San Francisco, Justice Department Invest in Police Body Cameras

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The high-profile police-involved deaths of Freddie Gray and other African-American men have highlighted what some view as a need for greater police accountability. Body cameras have been offered as one way to provide such accountability and improve transparency. But body cameras raise a host of logistical and ethical questions. We'll look into the debate over body cameras in the wake of announcements by San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee that the city will invest $6.6 million on body cameras and the Justice Department's pledge of $20 million.


Jeff Adachi, public defender for the City and County of San Francisco

Laurie Levenson, law professor at Loyola Law School

Gary Delagnes, former president of the San Francisco Police Officers Association