Sep 23 2010
Seattle City Councilmember Bruce Harrell applauds Oakland City Council for equipping police officers with body-mounted cameras
Press Release issued on Thursday, 9/23/2010:
Councilmember Harrell’s proposal gaining momentum in Seattle
Seattle – Seattle City Councilmember Bruce Harrell today lauded the City Council in Oakland, California, which recently approved legislation to equip all 350 Oakland police patrol officers with body-mounted video cameras.
“Like Oakland, outfitting Seattle Police Officers with this technology will enhance transparency and provide impartial evidence when controversial incidents occur,” said Councilmember Harrell. “Cameras physically located on officers will help educate all investigations of police incidents by showing what happened from beginning to end.”