LAPD Skid Row Shooting Brings Focus to Body Camera Technology

March 2, 2015 10:29 PM

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LAPD Skid Row Shooting Brings Focus to Body Camera Technology

The Los Angeles Police Department's fatal shooting of a man on the city's infamous Skid Row is bringing new focus to the use of officer-worn body cameras, a much-discussed but largely untested tool aimed at improving law enforcement's relationship with the public.

At least two officers at the scene of the deadly shooting were wearing body cameras, LAPD officials said. Footage from their devices — along with video taken from witnesses and captured by nearby surveillance cameras — will help investigators determine whether the shooting was justified.

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