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Amid outcry over police shootings, departments weighing cop cameras

Amid outcry over police shootings, departments weighing cop cameras

It was a police shooting that initially triggered a public outcry similar to the recent confrontations in Ferguson, Mo.

In 2011, police in the small community of Rialto in San Bernardino County shot and wounded a man who witnesses later protested was unarmed. Outrage grew after cellphone video taken from a nearby balcony suggested that police had overreacted.

But unlike in Ferguson, where it is still not clear why Officer Darren Wilson shot Michael Brown at least six times, a Rialto officer was wearing a small camera on his uniform. That camera revealed what was unseen from above: The suspect bolted from his car and ran into the street, waving a handgun in the air.

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