Boston police enter first week of body camera program

BOSTON (WHDH) - This is the first week of the Boston Police Department’s body camera pilot program.

One hundred police officers are now wearing body cameras.

Superintendent-in-chief William Gross showed off the technology Tuesday night.

A live stream from the camera an be viewed through a phone app.

Commissioner William Evans said he is pleased with the start of the program.

“Things are going well,” he said. “The officers are out there. They know they’re wearing them and I haven’t heard any complaints.”

When no officers volunteered for the program, the Commissioner selected 100 officers to participate.

The patrolmen’s association filed a lawsuit, but a judge ruled Friday the program should begin.

The commissioner said the program is just a small part of what his officers are doing to enhance relationships with people in Boston.

“Cameras are going to help but it’s really the gritty work, out there working with young kids, the elderly in the community, that is really how you build the bonds with the community,” Evans said.

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