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Police commission President Steve Soboroff on rollout of LAPD body cams




LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and Mayor Eric Garcetti discuss the crime stats for the first half of 2015.
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and Mayor Eric Garcetti discuss the crime stats for the first half of 2015.
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Monday, LAPD officers in San Fernando Valley cities - the department's Mission Division - will start wearing body cams. Other divisions will follow, first from 860 cameras paid for with private donations, then from the 7,000 cameras authorized in the city budget over the next two years.

L.A. will become the biggest city to adopt the cameras, but how the video they collect will be used has been part of a contentious debate. I spoke at length about the issue with the President of the Police Commission, Steve Soboroff.

Click the blue player to hear what he had to say about the historic rollout.