When Police Are Given Body Cameras, Are They Using Them?

March 14, 2015 10:36 PM

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Body cameras, like this one shown at a 2014 press conference in Washington, D.C., are small enough to be clipped to an officer's chest. Washington and Denver are among U.S. cities trying the cameras.

Back in December, following the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., President Obama called for $75 million in funding for 50,000 body cameras to be used by police around the United States. The cameras record police activity, and their use is intended to boost accountab...

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