Editorial: Progress made on police camera policy; more needed | February 4, 2015 | Almanac | Almanac Online |


Viewpoint - February 4, 2015

Editorial: Progress made on police camera policy; more needed

Menlo Park Police Department and city officials, with the help of an advisory committee of residents, are stepping up to the challenge inherent in the department's decision to require police officers to wear body cameras. Because the department is among the first law enforcement agencies in San Mateo County to adopt a body camera program, the city's challenge involves creating a responsible and effective protocol for the cameras' use that will factor in a number of tricky logistical and personal-rights considerations.

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