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LAPD body cameras: 90-day test seeks to answer key questions to create new policy

by Erika Aguilar | Take Two

LAPD Officer Guillermo Espinoza wears a video camera on his lapel. Espinoza is one of 30 officers in the downtown area that began testing body cameras this month. Maya Sugarman/KPCC

About 30 Los Angeles patrol officers are testing body cameras that record interactions with the public. Supporters say it's an impartial tool that can help resolve complaints filed against officers.

But some worry about potential Consitutional issues, like violating an individual's right to privacy. KPCC's Erika Aguilar says the LAPD will use a six-month trial period to answer some of these concerns.

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