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Mayor Ed Lee says SF cops will be wearing body cameras

San Francisco police officers could soon all be wearing body cameras, Mayor Ed Lee said Thursday morning.

The City's next two year budget will include $6.6 million to provide 1,800 officers with cameras, Lee said.

Chief Greg Suhr, who has in the past questioned the feasibility of equipping officers with body cameras because of their expense, said that he's happy the mayor has given his department these funds.

Body cameras “protect good people from both sides of the lens,” he said.

No concrete date was given for when the cameras will be on the street, since policy around data use, storage and privacy has yet to be finalized.

The department had been working on creating policies for a pilot program for months, Commander Bob Moser said, who is in charge implementing the program.Bay Area NewsBody CamerasCrimeCrime & CourtsEd LeeSan Francisco Police Department

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