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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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Auction Of Artifacts In Paris Stirs Protest At American Indian Museum In D.C.

"It's almost like seeing one of our own tribal members being auctioned off," says a member of California's Hoopa tribe who denounced the auction during an event at the National Museum of the American Indian.

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We Don't Know How Many Workers Are Injured At Slaughterhouses. Here's Why

Injuries in the meat industry are likely to be under-reported, a new GAO report finds. Workers may be sent back to the line without seeing a doctor, or may not report out of fear of losing their jobs.
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Power Plant Fight In Prince George's County

A predominantly African American community in rural Prince George's County recently filed a federal civil rights complaint in response to plans to build a third power plant in one town, and fifth in the region.

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Reports Peg Tech Billionaire As Funder Of Hulk Hogan's Case Against Gawker

The New York Times says entrepreneur Peter Thiel confirms he has been bankrolling the ex-wrestler's lawsuit. Gawker is appealing a jury award to Hogan of $140 million over publication of a sex tape.

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