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More than 100 Massachusetts police departments have or have promised the state to start a body camera program. The Pittsfield Police Department is playing catch-up. We look into how other departments are using the technology and answering handling the legal concerns cited by Pittsfield police.
Local attorney Rinaldo Del Gallo, who submitted the petition for body cameras to the City Council Tuesay, said "clearly body cameras are not a fix all or panacea," but argued that adding the technology to the police department would go a long way to "preserving truth."
Questions and comments from city residents to the members of the Pittsfield Police Advisory and Review Board made clear that in the killing of Miguel Estrella, the community sees not a singular case but a systemic failure in the Pittsfield Police Department's engagement with the community.
GREAT BARRINGTON — After a summer of protests and calls to defund them, town police say they heard community concerns and say they since have …