Police Body Cameras Coming to Chicago

In the wake of highly publicized shootings by police officers across the country, there has been an increased focus on body cameras as a way to visually monitor police actions.

The Chicago Police Department has announced that Chicago police will begin wearing body cameras within two weeks, as part of a two-month pilot program. Taser International, Inc., is providing the cameras at no cost to the city or police department. The officers working the afternoon shift in the Northwest Side’s Shakespeare District, which includes parts of Logan Square, West Town, and Humboldt Park will wear the 30 cameras either on their headgear, glasses or clothing.

While the cameras will be turned on during “high-risk situations,” the officers will also turn the cameras on during DUI stops and foot and vehicle pursuits. The Chicago police officers will be required to inform individuals they come in contact with that they are being recorded.

The hope is that these “body cameras will strengthen police and community relations,” Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said.

Some Chicago police will start wearing body cameras in the next two weeks, www.redeyechicago.com, January 20, 2015
Chicago police to begin wearing body cameras today, www.wgntv.com, January 21, 2015

Client Reviews
I wanted to let you know that I finally got my license back today. I want to thank you guys from the bottom of my heart. You did an amazing job and helped another person turn their life around. I will forever be indebted. Rest assured that I will refer anybody that I hear is in trouble to you guys. Thank you again. All the best.
I want to extend my sincere gratitude for the success in getting my charges reduced. It has been a rather traumatic experience for me. Though I try to keep an optimistic outlook, it didn't seem possible. But you guys pulled it off and I couldn't be more grateful. This has been a great weight lifted off my shoulders. D.F.
I would like to take this time to thank you for a job well done. I received my full reinstatement documents today for full driving privileges. This took me by surprise. I did not expect to see the results this fast. I just want to say that I am blessed to have a very good lawyer like yourself to guide me through the process... I am very grateful. You're the best. Thanks again. G.B.
My special thanks for your help, guidance, and support during a most difficult time. You came recommended as "the best" and you lived up to your reputation! I wish you a lovely holiday season and a new year of challenges overcome, new joys experienced, and much fulfillment realized. All good thoughts your way. S.S.
I am very grateful for your work and representation. Although it is difficult for me to truly express my gratitude through e-mail, I hope you can still understand how thankful I am that we were able to dismiss my case on the first court date. I am very pleased with the outcome. Again, thank you very much for your time. Please enjoy the rest of your week. D.K.
Justia Lawyer Rating for Brandon K. Davis
Featured In
Contact Information