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Raleigh police want resident feedback about use of body cameras

Posted July 10
Updated July 14

— Raleigh police are seeking resident feedback about the idea of body cameras during the first in a series of public meetings that begin Monday night.

Police in Raleigh have been wearing body cameras since October. At that point, there were just a few on the street as part of a test period to see which cameras would work best.

“It has to start with dialogue and actions following that dialogue, and so that is where it starts. The technology is just one facet, one more piece of equipment to add to what the officers are already out there utilizing,” said Raleigh Police Chief Cassandra-Deck-Brown.

The plan is to ultimately roll out body cameras to 600 Raleigh officers over the next three years.

During three separate meetings around the city Monday night, police will give a presentation explaining how the program is coming along.

The 45 minute presentation will also be made during the following Citizen Advisory Council meetings during July and August:

  • July 11 and Aug. 15 at Abbotts Creek Community Center at 950 Durant Road
  • July 11 at Tarboro Road Park at 121 Tarboro Street
  • July 12 and July 24 at Five Points Center for Active Adults at 2000 Noble Road
  • July 13 at Marsh Creek park at 3050 new Hope Road
  • July 13 at Barwell Road Center at 5857 Barwell Park Drive
  • July 17 at Lions Park at 516 Dennis Avenue
  • July 18 at Woodland Center at 5611 Jaguar Park Drive
  • July 20 at Green Road Community Center at 4201 Green Road
  • July 20 at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church at 1801 Hillsborough Street
  • July 24 at Roberts Park Community Center at 1300 East Martin Street
  • Aug. 8 at Northwest District at 8016 Glenwood Avenue
  • Aug. 22 at Jaycee Park Module at 2405 Wade Avenue

All meetings will be held at 7 p.m.

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  • Benjamin Kite Jul 12, 11:53 a.m.
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    Disclosure and transparency are what make police officers safer in the long run. They are too often tempted not to disclose, and not to be transparent, and this bogus state legislature supports those backward values for short term gain. If you believe in American values, you don't try to obstruct the truth from being known.

  • Robert Swiger Sr. Jul 11, 2:35 p.m.
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    Why the hearings can't the Police Chief and staff make decisions. If not need someone that can

  • William James Jul 11, 11:17 a.m.
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    I think the NC government is being a little dishonest, they are publishing the use of body cams and transparency in Policing, yet at the same time passing laws which limit viewing to LE and courts vs. the public. Sure they have and will show video vindicating an officer to avoid a PR problem, but will they make questionable or wrongful behavior open to the public? My guess is no, so whats the point?

  • Larry Price Jul 11, 7:32 a.m.
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    Hopefully the police will continue to use them. It gives them their best opportunity to show the public that they do their job professionally 99.9% of the time.

  • Jeff Freuler Jul 10, 9:43 p.m.
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    A certain segment of society screams for them until 99% of the time it shows who the real knuckleheads are then they don't want the video shown. Can't have your cake and eat it too