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N.Y. Mayor Says Commissioner Should Decide on Cop Cameras

N.Y. Mayor Says Commissioner Should Decide on Cop Cameras

Post ID: 40224 | POSTED ON: Aug 19, 2013
 
 

NEW YORK — The decision to require New York City police officers to wear miniature video cameras should be made by the police commissioner and not by a judge or legislators, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.

U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin on Aug. 12 said the city’s stop-and-frisk tactic unlawfully targets minorities, appointed an independent monitor to oversee changes and ordered a pilot program requiring police to wear video cameras in some areas. The city has appealed the ruling, which came following a nine-week non-jury trial in a lawsuit over the practice. Read More

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