Law enforcement groups don’t want body-camera mandate

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Some North Carolina law enforcement groups are telling legislators the General Assembly shouldn’t require North Carolina police and deputies to wear body cameras.

Representatives of the North Carolina Sheriffs Association and the N.C. Association of the Chiefs of Police spoke Wednesday to a legislative subcommittee collecting information about the expanded use of the technology.

Sheriffs’ group executive Eddie Caldwell also says sheriffs and other law enforcement leaders he’s talked prefer deciding for themselves the rules on how and when cameras are recording should they decide to use them.

Fred Baggett with the police chiefs’ group says some are taking a wait-and-see approach to cameras as technology evolves.

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