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CPD News Release Mayor Emanuel, Interim Superintendent Johnson Announces More Than 450 Body Cameras Being Shipped to Chicago
10 Apr 2016

10 Apr 16- Body CamerasMayor Rahm Emanuel and Interim Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson are announcing that more than 450 body cameras are being shipped to Chicago this week as part of the Chicago Police Department’s body-worn camera pilot program. 

Once training is complete, the cameras will be worn by officers and supervisors on all three watches in seven police districts participating in the pilot program. The cameras will be able to record audio and video, and save up to 72-hours on a single charge in high-definition. The first phase of camera program has been successfully underway in the Shakespeare Police District, and now will expand to Austin, Wentworth, Deering, Ogden, South Chicago, and Gresham – covering one-third of the city.