CHICAGO — Police officers in Wicker Park and Logan Square will pilot a new body camera program within the next few weeks.
Officers in the Shakespeare District, who generally work from 2 p.m. to midnight, will test cameras clipped to their body and glasses that will "record all routine calls of service, investigatory stops, traffic stops, foot and vehicle pursuits, emergency driving situations and high-risk situations," according to a police news release.
Officers will tell people who come in contact with them that they are being recorded.
The district will be testing 30 such cameras over a 45- to 60-day period, after which the Chicago Police Department will determine what to do with the program.
In December, Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said officers who volunteered to wear the cameras would be the first to test them out.
The New York Police Department unveiled its body camera pilot program in December.
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