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High-Tech NYPD Is Body Camera Shy, As Departments Across Country Embrace Them

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Monday, September 23 2013

Taser's Axon Flex cameras are the high-end ones that can fit onto glasses Image: Taser

When a federal judge ruled in August that New York City's stop-and-frisk policy was unconstitutional, she also ordered that policemen wear body cameras in the precincts most vulnerable to stop-and-frisk. Mayor Michael Bloomberg has called the prospect of implementing this order "a nightmare" and has filed an appeal. Yet hundreds of police departments around the country are implementing such camera systems as they're sold on the idea that the footage will exonerate officers and help them to resolve complaints and lawsuits against officers more efficiently. Read More