RCMP agrees to outfit some Mounties with body cameras

Article Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/rcmp-body-camera-1.5603030

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The head of the RCMP says her organization will begin the work of outfitting some of its officers with body cameras — a move that comes in the midst of a global wave of mass protests against police brutality. “The commissioner has confirmed that the RCMP will engage in work and discussion with policing partners and the NPF (the RCMP union) on a broader rollout of body-worn cameras,” said spokesperson Dan Brien in a media statement Monday evening. “The commissioner agrees it is critically important for Canadians to feel protected by the police and is committed to take whatever steps are required to enhance trust between the RCMP and the communities we serve.” Brien said members in operational roles will wear body cameras.