Ferguson will ‘explore’ putting cameras on its cops
See the original posting on The Verge
As a suburb of St. Louis is still in turmoil after the August 9th killing of Michael Brown, and more than a week of an aggressive police presence that has been blamed for escalating tension. The community, and many in the country, have demanded transparency and they may get some in the future. In a statement obtained by The Wire, the city of Ferguson said it will seek funding for dash and vest cameras for its officers.
As The Verge previously reported, there’s been a call by some observers for cops to wear cameras in the wake of Brown’s killing. The idea is that on-body camera systems could have either caught something like Brown’s killing, alleviating the kind of uncertainty that has stoked unrest, or prevent such tragedies in the…