“PRESIDENT OBAMA WANTS TO PUT BODY CAMERAS ON 50,000 POLICE OFFICERS”
Last week, when President Obama addressed the nation following a grand jury decision to not prosecute Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, he seemed to bite his tongue and left a lot of things unsaid. On Monday, however, the president proposed a landmark three-year, $263 million spending package, part of which is designed to put body cameras on 50,000 cops.
The move is designed to increase transparency and hold law enforcement officials responsible for their actions. The Associated Press reports that the package was put together by the White House following a three-month review of law enforcement practices, and will “expand training for law enforcement and add more resources for police department reform.”