Michael Brown death could hasten Houston police body cameras

Chron.com

The shooting of a black teenager in Missouri by a white police officer has prompted Houston Police Chief Charles A. McClelland, Jr., to push forward with a plan to have every officer outfitted with a body camera.

“Because of the incident that happened in Ferguson, I just think that it’s a matter of time before every law enforcement agency in the United States has body cameras,” McClelland said Wednesday. “It’s not ‘if’ anymore, it’s ‘when.'”

He spoke as demonstrators, for a second straight day, gathered in Houston Wednesday to protest the decision by the grand jury not to indict officer Darren Wilson for the death of Michael Brown.

“We are dealing with a system of global white supremacy and racism,” said Kofi Taharka of the National Black United Front at the protest.

“Houston is no different from Ferguson,” said Taharka, at the rally attended by dozens of people outside the downtown high-rise that houses the Greater Houston Partnership.

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