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Moonlighting Baltimore County officers not required to wear body cams

Off-duty Baltimore County officers not required to wear body cams

BALTIMORE (WBFF) - Off-duty Baltimore County officers are required to be armed while moonlighting in uniform but not required to wear body-worn cameras.

A Fox45 Crime & Justice investigation took a closer look at the county’s policy and found officers have discretion when off duty and working a second job.

The officer involved in a police-involved shooting last week had not been assigned a body-worn camera.

The county is right now in the process of rolling out its body-worn-camera program.

In Baltimore City, officers don’t have discretion once they’ve been assigned a body-worn camera.

BPD’s general policy states officers working approved, uniformed, secondary employment are required to wear their body camera.

The city is also in the process of rolling out body-worn cameras to its 2,500 members.

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