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Task Force Recommends Body Cam Pilot Program for Baltimore PD

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BALTIMORE (AP) - A mayoral task force has recommended that Baltimore put body cameras on 100 police officers in a six-month pilot program.

The task force, formed by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, released its report and recommendations on Wednesday.

The group says the annual cost of providing officers with body cameras would range between $5.5 million and $7.9 million, depending on kind of cameras and the number of officers wearing them. Baltimore has about 1,500 patrol officers.

Officers would volunteer for the pilot program and test a variety of cameras.

The task force also recommends that cameras be operated during every interaction with the public and during the exercise of police powers during law enforcement activities.

Residents can comment on the recommendations through March 6.

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