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Should police wear body cameras?

December 16, 2014
Kirk Miller

Kirk Miller

In the wake of controversial grand jury decisions in Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island, N.Y., many are calling for police officers to wear body cameras.

Those voices include President Obama, who has asked Congress for $263 million to purchase 50,000 of the devices and provide training.

According to a Dec. 1 statement from the White House, “the initiative as a whole will help the federal government efforts to be a full partner with state and local LEAs in order to build and sustain trust between communities and those who serve and protect these communities.”

Check out the NIU Newsroom to see why NIU Department of Sociology Chair Kirk Miller agrees.