Where are the cameras to capture police brutality? [Letter]

October 08, 2014

Where are the cameras? We know bad cops exist. We know their actions have cost this city millions in court costs and degraded the police department's public image. Message received ("Call in the feds," Oct. 6).

Our leaders have abandoned the search for a solution that is already on the table: "CopCams." The mayor and police chief are "reviewing" the idea, but what's to review? Many of us own smartphones with video. A quick trip to the Internet reveals helmet cameras and a full array of other video tools.

I asked a fifth grader for a solution. She said: "I would use my phone and record what the people are doing. And give the video to a policeman."

So where are the cameras?

John Holter, Baltimore

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