LOS Angeles Police Department will spend $US70 million to equip 7000 officers with body cameras by the end of 2017. LA Council believes the spend will save its costs in reduced litigation. 

The LAPD had 860 officers already equipped with body cameras through a pilot program.

“Today’s action by the City Council is an investment in my vision of a Los Angeles Police Department that leads in transparency and accountability — values that protect officers and everyday Angelenos, and that are fundamental to policing in the 21st century,” said L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti. ♦