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D.C. Police Board Recommends That Cops Wear On-Body Cameras

This Jan. 15, 2014 file photo shows a Los Angeles Police officer wearing an on-body cameras during a demonstration for media in Los Angeles. Thousands of police agencies have equipped officers with cameras to wear with their uniforms.
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This Jan. 15, 2014 file photo shows a Los Angeles Police officer wearing an on-body cameras during a demonstration for media in Los Angeles. Thousands of police agencies have equipped officers with cameras to wear with their uniforms.

The District of Columbia's police accountability agency agrees with Chief Cathy Lanier's proposal that officers wear cameras while on duty to record their interactions with citizens.

Lanier said earlier this year that the department planned to start using the cameras to "establish a record of police conduct.''

On Thursday, the Office of Police Complaints submitted a report to Lanier and Mayor Vincent Gray with recommendations about how to develop an on-body camera program.

The agency says if officers wear cameras, the videos could be used to resolve many citizen complaints and train officers on proper procedures.

A handful of police departments around the country have started outfitting officers with cameras. Overseas, some officers in London began wearing cameras just this week as part of a pilot program.

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