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LPS has been looking into body cams since 2019

June 8, 2020

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he will push Canada's premiers to equip police with body-worn cameras. He says the cameras that document police officers' interactions with the public are a relatively simple way to address complaints that police in Canada treat radicalized people unfairly. Trudeau says fixing centuries of racial injustice won't happen overnight but recent protests have shown him that more needs to be done quickly.

Lethbridge Police Service has been looking into body cams like these since 2019, and has goals to begin a pilot program in the fall.

"If federal and provincial governments are wanting to share some of that cost to us. Some of these costs are going to be not cheap in the long run to have that technology in place," says Interim Chief Scott Woods.