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Chicago police to start body camera pilot program

CHICAGO (AP) -

The city of Chicago has joined the list of cities where police officers wear body cameras.

The Chicago Police Department announced Tuesday it is launching a pilot program in which some officers will wear one of two types of body cameras. Some cameras will be clipped to the officers' clothing and others will be clipped to their glasses, goggles or headgear. A total of 30 cameras will be tested during the initial pilot program.

The program is not a surprise. In the wake of the police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old African American in Ferguson, Missouri, last August, departments around the country scrambled to equip their officers with cameras or announce they were considering doing so.

Chicago police announced in September they were formulating a pilot program.

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