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Vancouver Police Department lauds year-old body cam program, but some critics still wary

“It’s just another tool on our tool belt, and there’s really no issues”

By , Columbian staff reporter
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Body camera footage from a May 30 fatal police shooting in the parking lot of a central Vancouver Safeway.
Body camera footage from a May 30 fatal police shooting in the parking lot of a central Vancouver Safeway. (Image contributed by the Vancouver Police Department) Photo Gallery

Vancouver police officers have been donning body cameras as a part of their uniforms for almost a year now. Department leaders say the devices have bolstered the community’s confidence in law enforcement.

Despite officials publicly releasing footage of two high-profile incidents caught on the cameras, some critics aren’t yet satisfied, however.

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