NYPD to equip officers with over 20,000 body cameras by end of year

January 30, 2018
Eyewitness News (AP)

...Opponents of the new timetable were quick to criticize it.

"The NYPD decision today seems extremely premature," said Darius Charney, a senior staff attorney for the Center for Constitutional Rights and an attorney in a landmark court case in which a federal judge ruled in 2013 that the NYPD's stop-and-frisk program was unconstitutional and racially discriminatory.

In a statement Tuesday, Charney questioned why the city was "rushing" to provide the cameras while a court-ordered evaluation of police practices is pending.

"There is no data or analysis yet on whether the cameras are improving officer behavior or the quality of police-civilian interactions," Charney said. ...

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