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Honolulu police could wear body cameras under state proposal

Honolulu Police Department vehicles (file image) Honolulu Police Department vehicles (file image)
By CATHY BUSSEWITZ
Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) - Honolulu police officers could end up donning body cameras under a proposal in the state Legislature.

The Senate Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs approved the bill on Tuesday.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii supports the bill. But the group wants to make sure there are guidelines for protecting citizens' privacy.

The cameras would be for a pilot program by the Honolulu Police Department.

It's unclear exactly how much it would cost. The bill leaves the dollar amount blank. But it says the police department must match the state funds.

Another bill would end a requirement that complaints about domestic abuse by a police officer be made in writing or in a sworn statement. That bill also was passed by the committee.

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