The union for the Boston Police Department (BPD) has agreed to extend its body camera pilot program to September 2017 for further observation and research.
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A Suffolk Superior Court judge ruled Friday that a pilot program requiring 100 Boston police officers to wear body cameras will proceed in spite of opposition from the department’s union, according to a 19-page ruling posted online by the Boston Globe.
Boston Police Department (BPD) Commissioner William B. Evans testified at a hearing Tuesday afternoon that he has the authority to assign officers to wear body cameras following a lack of volunteers for a six-month trial program. Union officials implored for more time and conversation.