Los Angeles police officers test on body cameras
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- More than two dozen downtown Los Angeles police officers are about to deploy with on-body cameras.
Police Commission President Steve Soboroff says 30 Los Angeles Police Department officers have volunteered to start testing the units starting Wednesday afternoon.
The 90-day experiment will field-test 60 units from two companies -- Arizona-based Taser International Inc. and Houston's Coban Technologies Inc.
Soboroff says the better unit will be selected and 600 cameras purchased and deployed. During the testing period the department will meet with the police union, which supports the cameras, along with the American Civil Liberties Union, members of the City Council, and the Police Commission's inspector general to draw up rules on their use.
A website will be created within 60 days to allow comments from the public.