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4 More Police Districts Get Body Cameras

By DNAinfo Staff | October 30, 2017 9:37am | Updated on October 31, 2017 8:45am
 Chicago Police Cmdr. Marc Buslik explains the charging and uploading process for body cameras.
Chicago Police Cmdr. Marc Buslik explains the charging and uploading process for body cameras.
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CHICAGO — Police will be equipped with body cameras in four more districts officials announced Monday.

The four districts include Town Hall (which covers much of Lake View and includes North Center and Lincoln Square), Lincoln (which includes Uptown and parts of Lincoln Square), Morgan Park and Rogers Park, the city said.

The announcement was made by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Supt. Eddie Johnson at Lincoln District headquarters at 5400 N. Lincoln Ave.

In all, officers in 16 of Chicago's 22 police districts are equipped with body cameras, officials said. Officers in all police districts will wear them before the end of this year, which city officials said was one year ahead of schedule.

"The expedited rollout is part of ongoing police reform efforts and will strengthen investigations, improve transparency and build trust within the communities police serve," the city said in a news release issued by the mayor's office.