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Continued: Burnsville's body-mounted camera experiment is spreading

  • Article by: SHANNON PRATHER , Star Tribune
  • Last update: July 26, 2014 - 2:00 PM

“Body cameras can be a good thing with the right policies in place,” said ACLU Legal Director Teresa Nelson.

Departments also need to consider privacy concerns of individuals and victims recorded by these devices.

“Unlike the squad cameras, the body cameras have much more potential to invade privacy,” Nelson said. “An officer going into a person’s home, now that is recorded.”

Shannon Prather • 612-673-4804

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