CHICAGO (CBS) — All Chicago police officers on patrol will be equipped with body cameras by the end of 2018.
Supt. Eddie Johnson made the announcement this morning at a police station on the city’s West Side. The move comes as the department continues to try to build trust with the public after several fatal police shootings.
Johnson says body cameras have served as a building block of public trust and accountability. They were introduced in January of last year on the city’s northwest side as part of a pilot program that has expanded to seven districts.