At 9 a.m.: Day 2 of Public Impeachment Hearings

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    Body cameras used by police capture crimes and police interaction

    Police in a Minnesota town have been using body cameras to capture footage of violations, arrests and the officers’ actions. Cops in Burnsville can use cameras fixed to their hats to record video to computers on their belts that they can immediately show to an offender as proof of a violation.

    It works for traffic stops. It also works for claims of police misconduct.

    In one case, an officer was able to prove to a driver she’d blown a stop sign. In other instances, the cops were able to shut down claims of police misconduct.

    We’re not in Minnesota, but we do have plenty of allegations of police misconduct — most recently in the 22nd and 26th districts.

    Feed the Feed: Would such a camera system be a useful tool in the Philadelphia Police Department? The concept is at least on the department’s radar; Domelights tweeted about it.

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