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Tue Dec 23, 2014, 03:17 PM


(Milwaukee) Aldermen call for body cameras for all city officers


Eight Milwaukee aldermen a Common Council majority say they will support buying body cameras for all city police officers at an accelerated pace over the next few years, among other policing reforms announced Tuesday.

Ald. Willie Wade said equipping the entire force of 1,880 with body cameras would cost as much as $1 million and that funds were available through the Police Department's asset forfeiture account. Wade spoke at a Tuesday news conference at City Hall. Value of cash and assets taken in drug arrests and other crimes amounts to more than $1 million a year, said Ald. Nik Kovac, chairman of the council's finance committee.


Wade and four Milwaukee aldermen on Tuesday announced a series of Police Department reforms in response to Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm's decision not to charge a former police officer in the fatal shooting of Dontre Hamilton at Red Arrow Park. The Hamilton family had called for former Milwaukee police officer Christopher Manney to face criminal charges. Manney shot Dontre Hamilton 14 times on April 30 during a confrontation at the park.

The five council members pledged to support the Hamilton family in its quest for justice while working to enact reforms "that will ensure every life is protected by the men and women of the Milwaukee Police Department," they said in a statement.

Body cameras should be standard on every cop in America.

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Tue Dec 23, 2014, 03:19 PM

1. Not sure what the point is

Eric Garner's killing -- using a forbidden technique -- was videotaped. Didn't make any difference.

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Tue Dec 23, 2014, 03:32 PM

2. yeah but the will be paid for by money stolen from citizens lol nt

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