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  • Modest benefit found in Boston study of police body cameras

    CommonWealth Magazine - 01/10/2018

    Preliminary findings from Boston’s study of police-worn body cameras point to a small benefit in reducing citizen complaints filed against officers, but no impact on police use of force against civilians.

    The mixed results of the study carried out by researchers at Northeastern University could prompt a fresh round of debate between advocates for body cameras and Mayor Marty Walsh, who has seemed skeptical of the idea of equipping all of the department’s 2,100 officers with cameras.

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