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Portland is the only large city in America whose police officers don’t wear body cams

A KGW investigation found the Portland Police Bureau is the only department among the 75 largest municipal police agencies in the U.S. that doesn’t have body-worn cameras. It’s not for lack of awareness. Two federal judges have urged Portland to use body cameras, and there have been years of public meetings and debates on the topic. “We’d like to have them,” said deputy chief Chris Davis of the Portland Police Bureau. “It’s a combination of reasons we don’t, but really the biggest one is it boils down to the cost.” Since 2009,

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