Delores Handy of WBUR covered Wednesday night's hearing at the Boston City Council on Councillor Yancey's proposal to require police body worn cameras, with privacy protections. They covered standard police lines about "keeping an open mind" to the idea—but we and many members of the community want to know when they will lead.
As many as 30 percent of the nation’s 17,000 police agencies already use body cameras, according to the American Civil Liberties Union.
“We should be a leader on this,” said Carol Rose, the executive director of the ACLU of Massachusetts, at the hearing. “We are the hub of innovation. We are Boston Strong.”
As WBUR previously reported, the ACLU recommended the use of body cameras after a report found blacks were disproportionately stopped by Boston officers.
“We have the information, we have the evidence to act, we don’t have to wait for another killing to do the right thing,” Rose continued.
Read and listen to the whole story: Boston City Council Considers Proposal To Equip Police With Body Cameras