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Body cameras "not a panacea" - Obama

Monday, March 02, 2015 - 00:37

U.S. President Barack Obama says body cameras are ''not a panacea'' after the Task Force on 21st Century Policing releases its findings. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. President Barack Obama met with the Task Force on 21st Century Policing at the White House on Monday (March 2), to discuss their recommendations on how to strengthen community policing and strengthen trust among law enforcement officers and the communities they serve. Speaking to the media, Obama said that the group agreed that technology could be useful, but that more was needed. "There has been a lot of talk about body cameras as a silver bullet or a solution," Obama said. "There is a role to play for technology to play in building additional trust and accountability, but it's not a panacea. It has to be embedded in a broader change in culture and a legal framework that ensures that people's privacy is respected, and that not only police officers but the communities themselves feel comfortable with how technologies are being used," he added.

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Body cameras "not a panacea" - Obama

Monday, March 02, 2015 - 00:37