• Everett police testing body cameras in six-month pilot program

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff

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    EVERETT, Wash. - The Everett Police Department is starting a six-month body camera pilot program this December, according to a release from the city. 

    The program includes 10 cameras. After the six-month period, officials with the department will "evaluate the benefits of the technology" and consider whether any additional staff is needed to help manage, review videos and redact information for public disclosure requests. 

    If the program is successful, the department is considering giving all uniformed officers cameras. 

    The city included $400,000 for body cameras in the 2020 budget. 


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