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After man was gunned down by US Park Police, two lawmakers want more body cams
2018-11-17T12:00:36+00:00 - Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica
Two Democratic members of Congress have introduced a new bill that would mandate body cameras and dashboard-mounted cameras for uniformed federal law enforcement. The law is meant to prevent situations like the November 2017 death of an unarmed Virginia man, Bijan Ghaisar, who died at the hands of United States Park Police officers in Fairfax County, Virginia. The 25-year-old had fled a car crash, but it remains unclear exactly why federal officers opened fire. The two lawmakers note that both DC and Fairfax County mandate their officers to already observe a camera requirement. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, just five states have enacted laws that require at least some officers to use body-worn cameras.

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