Wilmington police chief concerned about cost of getting body cameras

"But Harlan Yu, executive director of Upturn, a nonprofit that studies the intersection between civil rights and technology, isn’t bullish on the technology as a panacea for residents or better relations between police and the community.

“Looking at the evolution nationally since Ferguson, I think there’s reasons to be skeptical of the efficacy of body-worn cameras, especially given their cost,” he said.

Yu cited a 2017 Washington, D.C. study that found the cameras didn’t reduce the use of force and citizen complaints or change police behavior."