Chicago police officers in Rogers Park, Lincoln Square to get body cameras

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Saturday, August 26, 2017
A body camera worn by a Chicago police officer.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- More Chicago police officers will be equipped with body cameras.

Officers in Chicago's Rogers Park and Lincoln Square neighborhoods will get cameras Saturday.

The city hopes to have every officer in the city outfitted with one by the end of the year.

The city is also launching a website so people can read about the reforms being put into place in the department.

Last Monday, police announced officers from the Chicago Lawn, Park Manor and Grand Central police districts were getting body cameras. The body camera launched as a pilot in January 2015 in the Northwest Side's Shakespeare Police District and has since been expanded to the Austin, Wentworth, Deering, Ogden, South Chicago and Gresham districts.