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Houston Mayor Releases Statement on Body Cameras

On Wednesday, Houston Mayor Annise Parker released a statement about the prospect of Houston Police officers wearing body cameras. Mayor Parker told KPRC-Houston she believes cameras "can be useful in documenting the actions of both the public and the police". She said Houston is currently in the test phase, with the some precincts of the Harris County Sheriff's Department and the Houston Police Departments testing out the cameras. The Mayor told KPRC that finding funding for new technology is "always difficult.