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Boston Police Commissioner: I Will Randomly Assign Mandatory Body Cameras

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    This comes as police commissioner Bill Evans says he wants to get this program up and running by next month (Published Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016)

    Boston's top cop says he'll randomly assign mandatory body cameras to 100 officers by the start of September, according to a report.

    On WGBH's Boston Public Radio Tuesday, Commissioner William Evans said there have been "challenges" in rolling out the department's volunteer body camera program.

    Despite a $500 bonus incentive, none of the officers has stepped forward to participate in the program.

    However, public opinions of some like Josh favor body cameras.

    Josh told necn's Eli Rosenberg, "You know there's been interactions with the police myself."

    "I know with myself, I wished that there would have been some reporting or witness that wasn't there because the body camera was absent," said Josh.

    Evans told WGBH, "If I could snap my fingers and make this happen, I would."

    He added that the police officers' union will probably step in, "but that's what the union does, they look out for their membership."

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