Body cameras on Connecticut cops — a help or not?

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New state law providing funding and standards for the use of police body cameras will go into effect in October, signaling a new era of oversight of law enforcement officers.

How effective do you think this law will be?

Do you think the use of cameras will reduce the use of excessive force by police? Will recording police interactions with citizens create privacy issues that have not been addressed in the law? How well will the technology be accepted by local police, and will it be a cost-effective improvement in public safety?

CTViewpoints invites you to contribute your insights on this new legislation and technology from your perspective as a citizen, civil rights advocate, law enforcement official or other interest group.

We hope to begin publishing commentaries on the subject beginning in August. If you would like to write one, see these simple guidelines.

What do you think?

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