New York cops test out body cameras as protests begin over Garner decision

New York Police Department Sgt. Joseph Freer holds a body camera during a news conference while Mayor Bill de Blasio listens, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014 in New York. The nation's largest police department is beginning with an experimental deployment of the cameras which will record encounters between police and civilians. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)Dozens of New York City police officers will wear body cameras to record their interactions with citizens beginning this week, Mayor Bill DeBlasio and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton announced Wednesday. The pilot program launches as the city is bracing itself for massive protests after a grand jury decided against charging a police officer in the death of an unarmed Staten Island man.

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