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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