The Los Angeles Police Department, the third-largest city police force in the United States, is set to deploy body-worn cameras, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The newspaper noted that the cameras would be paid for through “private donations,” not through public funds, and that Mayor Eric Garcetti is set to announce the program later on Tuesday. The mayor’s office did not immediately respond to Ars’ request for comment.
“With this program, LA will be a national leader in the use of these cameras,” the mayor’s office said in statement. “While events in Ferguson and President Obama’s call have brought this issue recent national attention, Mayor Garcetti’s administration has been moving forward on the use of on-body cameras for over one year.”
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