Officials discuss pilot program for police body cams

City officials are gathering input on whether to provide Boston Police with body cameras.

Three community forums will be held this week to discuss a pilot program to experiment with the devices.

The first meeting was scheduled for Monday night in Roslindale.

The BPD plans to roll out a pilot program in the next couple of months to test the effectiveness of the cameras.

Supporters of the program hope the body cameras will help officers.

City officials say about $500,000 has been set aside in the budget for the program, and  around a hundred officers would wear body cameras.

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