Posted on: March 30, 2017
Officers with the Los Angeles Police Department have already created more than 1.1 million videos from body cameras, according to a report approved by the Los Angeles Police Commission, reports mynewsla.com.
The City Council enacted a $59 million plan last June to equip more than 7,000 patrol officers with body cameras by the end of this year, and the report was issued to give the commission an update on the program’s status.
As of March 22, 2,794 cameras have been deployed, according to the report.
The LAPD has been criticized by some for not releasing the videos publicly except in response to a court order, and last week the commission announced it will be seeking public input as it crafts a policy on releasing the videos.
LAPD Assistant Chief Michel Moore told the commission, which asked about how often the cameras are actually turned on, that dummy cameras are being used at the training academy, so officers are taught early on to use them as a regular function of their duties.