After nearly a decade of sometimes contentious discussions and negotiations, the Portland Police Bureau ends its tenure Monday as the nation’s largest municipal police agency without body-worn cameras.
About 150 officers will don the devices for a 60-day pilot program starting this week.
“This is huge and it’s long overdue,” said police spokesperson Lt. Nathan Sheppard. “It’s going to make it safer for officers. It’s going to make it safer for the public, because everybody’s going to know there is going to be an irrefutable account of what happened.”
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