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Toronto police at 31 Division begin wearing body cameras this week

Toronto police say they will begin using body-worn cameras this week. Front-line officers in Toronto's 31 Division will wear the cameras when interacting with the public.
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Toronto police say they will begin using body-worn cameras this week.

Front-line officers in Toronto's 31 Division will wear the cameras when interacting with the public.

Toronto police say that the cameras will be used when an officer arrives at a call for service.

The camera will also be activated when an officer begins an investigation or interviews members of the public.

Chief James Ramer says that the body-worn cameras are a tool police can use to "create trust and legitimacy" with the public.

The Toronto Police Services Board approved the use of body-worn cameras on Aug. 18.

Toronto police will have 2,350 body-worn camera when the program is completely rolled out.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 30, 2020.

The Canadian Press