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Value of police body cameras limited by lack of transparency


In the fatal shooting of a black man by police in Atlanta last week, officers' body cameras captured about 40 minutes of footage, but not the critical moments that end with one of them opening fire.

In Oklahoma City, it took police more than a year to release video from the arrest of a man who died in custody. It came out months after the officers involved were cleared of any wrongdoing, and shows them struggling with the man as he says "I can't breathe." One officer replies: "I don't care."

Nationwide, police departments have rushed to ramp up the use of body cameras, which have been ha...

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