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Increase Transparency: Police and Alex Norris

increase transparency: Montreal this week became the latest city in North America to decide against arming police with cameras, according to Toronto Star. Julio Cortez / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Montreal last week became the latest city in North America to decide against making the cameras standard police equipment. Alex Norris, chairman of Montreal's public security committee, says outfitting the city's 3,000 front line police officers with cameras is not worth the investment. What has been described as a tool to increase transparency in the police force and improve relations between officers and citizens is not ready for prime time Norris said. Officers didn't have the reflex to turn on the camera in an emergency situation or when they needed to use force, Norris said. Often, the cases when you would most want the video are the cases when you would be least likely to get it, he said in an interview, referring to the results of a 3.4 million pilot project that saw 78 officers wear cameras between May 2016 and April 2017. ( As reported in the news.