Boston Officials Seek Input on Body Camera Pilot Program

Three forums will be held to gauge the public's opinion

Officials in Boston will hold three community forums this week to gauge the public's opinion on a body camera pilot program for the city's police department.

The Boston Globe reports ( ) Commissioner William Evans said police officials have been researching other cities' body camera programs with the hopes of initiating their own trial run for the technology in May or June.

A spokeswoman for Mayor Martin Walsh says the city budget has earmarked $500,000 for the pilot program, which would outfit 100 officers with the cameras across Boston.

Evans says he's consulted city officials, a Harvard University legal team, the Social Justice Task Force and others in developing the body camera plan.

Councilor Andrea Campbell says the forums are an opportunity to hear the public's concerns, thoughts and ideas.

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