New York’s First Police Body Cameras Take to Streets in Upper Manhattan | NY Times

By ASHLEY SOUTHALL

Officers at the 34th Precinct in Manhattan were equipped with body cameras Thursday. “I’m totally convinced now that this is the way forward,” Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill said. (Photo: Sam Hodgson | NY Times)

Officers at the 34th Precinct in Manhattan were equipped with body cameras Thursday. “I’m totally convinced now that this is the way forward,” Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill said. (Photo: Sam Hodgson | NY Times)

More than three years after a federal judge ruled that the Police Department’s stop-and-frisk tactics were unconstitutional and ordered New York City to test body cameras as a remedy, the first group of officers equipped with the devices went on patrol in Manhattan on Thursday.

Years of litigation, and lengthy deliberations over which company would supply the cameras and how the program would be carried out, culminated with a ceremonial rollout at the 34th Precinct in Washington Heights.

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