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WASHINGTON — District of Columbia Police Chief Cathy Lanier said Friday that the department is working to implement an on-body camera system for officers to “establish a record of police conduct.”
Lanier briefly mentioned the technology to the D.C. Council while addressing concerns over police misconduct, a problem that attracted public attention last month with the arrests of three officers accused in unrelated investigations involving child pornography, attempted murder and running a prostitution operation involving teenage girls.
Police department figures show that more than 100 officers have been arrested in the past five years, but Lanier said she didn’t believe the problem was any worse than in other big-city police departments. She said many of the charges that have been filed involve alcohol-related traffic offenses and domestic violence and that many of the cases are not prosecuted and do not end with a conviction.
“I want to reassure the residents…
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