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DOJ issues new guidelines for police body cameras

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By Stephanie Baumer By Stephanie Baumer

(KMOV.com) – The US Department of Justice released new guidelines for body cameras worn by police Friday.

DOJ said they began to work on the guidelines before the Michael Brown, Jr. shooting. Since the shooting, there have been increasing calls to equip officers with body cameras.

The report urges departments to have clear protocols on when the body cameras should be turned on and off, and recommends on where on the body such a camera should be worn.

The report said there is a correlation between departments that use cameras and a drop in use of excessive force complaints.

To read the full report, click here.

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