SF Program Will Put Cameras on Police Supervisors

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco police supervisors will soon be wearing video cameras on their chests in the wake of controversial drug raids.

Police Chief Greg Suhr says 50 plainclothes supervisors will be outfitted with $1,000 cameras in the next six weeks. Eventually, about 150 cameras will be deployed.

Suhr tells the San Francisco Chronicle that the pilot program will allow police to record conversations when search warrants are served.

The FBI is investigating police conduct during hotel drug raids in 2011. More than 100 prosecutions had to be dropped after security video footage led to allegations that officers lied about the circumstances or stole from suspects.

The chief says he hopes the new camera videos will assure the public that officers are acting properly during raids.

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