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Training Begins for Boston Police Body Camera Program

It comes as the city pushes ahead to roll out a pilot program next month

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    Training is set to begin for a number of Boston Police officers strapped with body cameras. 

    The Boston Herald reports that officers in five police districts and the gang unit will have body cameras on them for a two-day training session. 

    It comes as the city pushes ahead to roll out a pilot program next month. 

    The six-month trial will be with 100 officers. The program is expected to roll out the first week of September. 

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    It was initially a voluntary program, but after no officers stepped forward, Police Commissioner William Evans randomly assigned the cameras to officers. 

    According to reports, 55-percent of the participating officers are white, 29-percent are black, 13-percent are Hispanic and 3-percent are Asian. 

    Eighty-seven-percent of the officers are men. 

    The herald also reports that the city has agreed to pay $500 to the officers who complete the six-month program. 

    Commissioner Evans throughout this process has said this is the direction the department is going unless a court stops them.


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