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Philadelphia Police now testing wearable cameras

The pilot follows a similar program run by the SEPTA Police Department.

The Philadelphia Police Department launched a six-month pilot for wearable cameras today.

Thirty-three police officers in North Philadelphia’s 22nd District will test six different kinds of wearable cameras, according to a release. The cops, who volunteered for the pilot, will start out wearing them during day shifts and gradually move to include night shifts.

The SEPTA Police Department announced this summer that it would start testing wearable cameras.

The issue of outfitting police with body-worn video cameras has drawn increased attention in the wake of the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in August.

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