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WEX BackStory: The fine line of police transparency

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Surveillance,Video,Privacy,Law Enforcement,Ed Sykes

It has been ten days since a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., shot an killed an unarmed teenager named Michael Brown.

Attention has quickly focused in on the police response to protests, and the highly militaristic tactics which many blame for a continued escalation of unrest. Now, policymakers are entering the conversation, searching for solutions to curb unnecessary conflict between police and the public.

One idea has already received support from both groups on both sides of the debate: outfitting police with body-mounted cameras to increase transparency among law enforcement.

In this latest installment of WEX BackStory, the Washington Examiner's Susan Crabtree explores why, in the midst of a fierce debate, police cameras could represent a middle-ground solution.

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Ed Sykes

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The Washington Examiner

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