Obama Admin to Spend $20 Million on Police Body Cameras
Amid tense police-community relations across the country, the Obama administration is set to spend $20 million on police cameras nationwide.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch promised on Friday that, "Body-worn cameras hold tremendous promise for enhancing transparency, promoting accountability and advancing public safety for law enforcement officers and the communities they serve."
Retired NYPD Inspector Joe Cordero said on "Fox and Friends Weekend" that these body cameras can be a helpful tool, but the expectations are too high.
"There's an expectation that these cameras will be rolling at all times. That's not necessarily the case. You have to balance transparency and privacy," Cordero said.
"People may want to know they are being recorded. But this is not the policy that it's made out to be," Cordero stated.
"Not only is it just a tool in the arsenal - and dealing with a very complex issue - but also one that has to be slowed down so the police can work through these very complex issues. Not only transparency, privacy, how to introduce it into the community, what policies to adopt."
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