Louisville Police to test body cameras in white areas first

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville Metro Police have announced plans to install body cameras on patrol officers in predominantly white neighborhoods first.

The Courier-Journal reports about 100 officers in the Fifth Division will be equipped with the cameras in June. The Fifth Division includes the predominantly white neighborhoods of Highlands and Clifton.

Police Chief Steve Conrad says the Fifth Division was selected because it was active, but not the most active division. He expects the force’s remaining patrol officers to be given cameras by next summer.

Community activist Brandon Herring says the cameras should first be used in neighborhoods where more minorities reside.

Herring says the demand for body cameras was brought about by a grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri in which a white police officer was not indicted for shooting an African-American man.

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