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10 Maui officers wearing body cameras for department study

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) - Some Maui police officers are wearing body cameras to study whether the department will adopt the technology.

Police spokeswoman Sgt. Audra Sellers said Friday that the study began last week.

The study involves 10 officers wearing cameras attached to their chests or on sunglasses.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii has expressed support of officers wearing cameras, but the group wants to make sure there are guidelines for protecting citizens' privacy. While the group is generally against the proliferation of surveillance cameras in society, it says police body cameras are different because of the potential to serve as a check against abuse of police powers.

The Maui study will last one month.

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