Following a White House review of the 1033 Program, President Obama announced Monday findings and promised changes while seeking money for up to 50,000 police body cameras.
The president proposed a three-year, $263 million program to help bridge the gap between law enforcement and the communities it serves. As part of the initiative, up to $75 million will be made available in 50 percent matching grants to be used to purchase the camera systems meant to document interactions between police and the public.
Community activists have long called for the expanded use of body cameras to help assuage fears of police brutality and provide documentation of incidents in which force is employed.
Written by Chris Eger
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