This article will provide a workable initial implementation policy that would maximize the benefits of increased police use of body cameras, while minimizing the negative impacts. Part I defines police body cameras and explores their current use in and impact on today's law enforcement world. Parts II and III encompass some of the perceived benefits and anticipated challenges of increased body camera use. Part IV considers and recommends exactly where the responsibility of camera implementation should lie.

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Dru Letourneau, Police Body Cameras: Implementation with Caution, Forethought, and Policy, 50 U. Rich. L. Rev. 439 (2015).