Cleveland cops to use cameras at off-duty security jobs

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland wants to experiment with having police officers wear body cameras while working off-duty security details.

Those officers currently wear their full uniforms and carry standard-issued equipment — including a gun — but aren’t required to wear cameras. reports ( ) a plan for a pilot program requiring them to wear cameras must be submitted to a judge overseeing police reform by late April.

A settlement with the federal Justice Department requires Cleveland to create protocols outlining training guidelines and policies for storing recordings and using them in subsequent investigations.

The pilot program deadline was part of a plan filed Tuesday by monitors overseeing the city’s progress.

The city’s coordinator for the settlement says there are many unanswered questions the pilot program would answer.


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