Ferguson:Obama Pushes For Additional Body Cameras For American Police


A scorpion mini police camera
A scorpion mini police camera

United States President Barack Obama, Monday, pushed for $75m spending on body cameras for more 50,000 policemen to record interactions with civilians during police operations. The decision, spurred by happenings in Ferguson, Missouri, after ex-policeman Derick Wilson shot black teenager, Michael Brown to death, followed Obama’s meeting with Cabinet members, civil rights leaders, law enforcement officials and others in the White House, on Monday.

Part of Obama’s plan is a three-year spending package, worth $263m, to increase the use of body-worn cameras, expand training for law enforcement and more resources for police department reform.

The Ferguson shooting has elicited tensed racial issues, forcing the Obama, an African-American to avoid visiting the neighborhood.

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