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October 7, 2014 at 12:46 PM

SPD body cameras: Praise for Bruce Harrell’s leadership and vision

An officer wears one of the new body cameras that Washington, D.C., police will begin using to document arrests and other incidents. (Win McNamee / Getty Images)

With regard to the article “SPD to test body cameras on a dozen officers,” [Local News, Sept. 24] I think it important to further highlight Councilmember Bruce Harrell’s leadership and vision on this issue. For more than five years, he has been actively advocating the use of police body cameras.

Several weeks ago The Hill, the D.C.-centric political website, provided this partial summary of the White House’s position on body cameras: “The White House on Monday signaled its


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May 5, 2013 at 6:32 AM

Seattle Police Department a hot topic at mayoral debate

Councilmember Harrell sees gender pay gap as a top priority I was surprised by the mayoral candidates’ responses at the recent debates regarding Seattle’s gender wage gap [“Mayoral candidates debate troubles with Police Department,” page one, April 30]. The only candidate to give a good answer was City Councilmember Bruce Harrell. While other candidates demonstrated a lack…


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