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ACLU, student advocate group pen letter opposing body cameras on school...

PROVIDENCE – A coalition of nine groups focused on students and civil rights, including the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island Inc., have released...
TAKING THE LEAD: Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza says he’s proud that the Providence Police Department was the first in the state to adopt body cameras for its police officers. He said the program has been well-received, adding it helps to calm people down because they know they are being recorded, while also allowing “the entire picture” of an incident to get out.
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Can a self-described ‘pro[business]-growth progressive’ mayor boost investment in Providence?

The son of Guatemalan immigrants who settled in the West End of Providence, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza is a pull-yourself-up-by-your-bootstraps story: The first in...
THE PROVIDENCE POLICE Department is implementing body-worn cameras in the next eight to 12 weeks. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE POLICE DEPARTMENT

PPD to use body cameras

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Police Department will begin using body-worn cameras for all officers on patrol, the department announced Wednesday. Officers will be training with...
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