BALTIMORE (AP) - The Baltimore City Council has passed a bill to make city police officers wear body cameras despite the mayor's warning that she will veto it.
In a 13-1 vote, the council passed the body-camera bill Monday night. It would require officers to wear audio and video recording devices, a move in response to officer-involved shootings in the city.
In an editorial in The Baltimore Sun on Monday, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said that she would veto the bill if it passed. Though "well-intentioned," the mayor says the legislation doesn't address privacy concerns, how data collected by the cameras would be stored, or include an estimated cost for maintenance.
Rawlings-Blake says she's "100 percent in support of police body cameras" but that "the citizens deserve for it to be done right."