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Massachusetts State Troopers To Start Wearing Body Cameras

February 5, 2019

About 100 Massachusetts state troopers will wear a body camera over the next six months as part of a pilot program, according to State House News Service.

The announcement comes in the wake of scandals last year, including the revelation that some state troopers had been paid for overtime shifts they didn’t work and that a confessed former drug dealer and money launderer had been hired as a state trooper.

In April 2018 the head of the Massachusetts State Police, Colonel Kerry Gilpin, announced she would implement several changes to try to restore public trust, including activating global positioning system trackers in marled state police cruisers and introducing body cameras.

The union that represents state troopers has agreed to a memorandum of understanding with State Police brass to implement the pilot program.

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