ACLU Still Wants Cameras to Watch Police

1 decade 2 years 8 months ago Friday, November 24 2006 Nov 24, 2006 Friday, November 24, 2006 9:06:14 PM CST November 24, 2006 in News
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ST. LOUIS - Nearly a year after the American Civil Liberties Union announced plans to give north St. Louis residents video cameras to record interactions with police, the program still has not begun. The ACLU planned to provide the cameras to residents by summer after a series of incidents raised concerns about potential police brutality. The ACLU's Reditt Hudson said the program is coming, but there's no timetable. Hudson, a former city police officer, has said the department sometimes mistreats and unfairly targets blacks. Police Chief Joe Mokwa has said the taping would be legal and he believes it will show his officers acting professionally.

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