From News and Observer
The Durham Police Department will hold a series of public forums to get feedback on the idea of having its officers wear body cameras.
The department is now field-testing body cameras that could eventually become standard issue for all patrol officers. Police Chief Jose L. Lopez says the department wants to hear from the public before making any decisions.
“The feedback we get from the listening sessions will weigh heavily on any decision that is made in reference to body cameras,” Lopez said in a statement. “We want to hear directly from residents and encourage them to voice their ideas, priorities and even concerns about the cameras.”
Several other law enforcement agencies in the Triangle, including the Chapel Hill and Garner police departments and the Wake County Sheriff’s Office, are testing and evaluating body cameras for officers. Police in Knightdale and Hillsborough already use them. Continue reading