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Ferguson decision revives the conversation on police bodycams

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Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

By Mackenzie Scott

PHOENIX – The aftermath of Ferguson, Mo., teen Michael Brown’s death – and a grand jury’s decision not to indict the police officer who shot him – has sparked renewed calls for police officers to wear body cameras, something that is already happening in some Arizona police departments. But law enforcement officials said that while bodycams can help keep officers accountable, and the transparency they provide helps build community trust, there are still technical hurdles that still need to be addressed for their widespread use.

As Arizonans organize their own protests in solidarity with protesters in Ferguson, you can join the conversation: The PIN Bureau and Cronkite News want to know your thoughts on the case and the protests.